Don't look back

Have you ever experienced the temptation to look back at a difficult situation that you were healed of or removed from, whether it was a physical problem, unhappy circumstances, or an emo­tional challenge? I know I have. Even after a healing through Christian Science, I’ve found myself tempted sometimes to wonder about the problem or even mentally relive the scenario, thinking perhaps: “That was challenging. I wonder why that happened.” 

But I’ve learned that giving in to the temptation to look back or ruminate is counterproductive. Being grateful for a lesson learned from a difficult experience is certainly a component of healing, but it does not involve dwelling on error, on a blameworthy, false mortal sense of ourselves.

A life redeemed
September 29, 2014

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