The child thought that leads us to healing

I went through a spell some years back in which my outlook turned far bleaker than usual, with no obvious path out of the mental malaise.

I had a familiar remedy at hand in the spiritual truths of the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which had brought me much healing in the couple of decades I had been studying those books. But during this period I found myself skimming words instead of digesting ideas. Theoretically, I understood that God is divine Mind, that as God’s creation I reflect this eternally light-filled Mind, and that therefore these gloomy thoughts weren’t truly mine. In practice, though, I felt that even if I didn’t own these dark thoughts, they sure seemed to be owning me.

One day, I felt particularly low. I couldn’t even make myself open the books. The one thing I felt able to do was to take my bleak thoughts for a walk in a local park. I headed across it, barely noticing anything except the green blades of grass beneath my feet. 

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