Running freely again

While out for a run last spring, I felt a sharp pain in my calf. I’d had a coach in high school who told us to just run through the pain. Remembering that, I decided to just “run through it.” But after I finished my run, the pain was a lot worse, and I was walking with a visible limp.

I realized that I was working from the standpoint of mind over matter—willing the pain to go away. The word mind in that last sentence is with a lowercase m. Christian Science uses the word mind in two very different ways. With a lowercase m, it refers to imperfect mortal mind. With an uppercase M, it refers to divine Mind, a synonym for God. So, my problem was that I was relying on mortal mind and human will to overcome a manifestation of mortal mind calling itself material—the pain in my calf. In reality, matter is nothing; the only lasting and permanent things are spiritual and are from God.

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