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What it means to lean
Originally appeared on spirituality.com
“To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.” This is how Mary Baker Eddy began her major work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and I can say that this precious promise has come back to me so many times through the years that I’m a very grateful reader! Leaning on God has become the essential starting point for me in every prayer I pray.
Growing up, I found it helpful to think about “leaning on the sustaining infinite” as releasing myself from a personal sense of responsibility, moving towards a more complete trust in God. I would picture myself learning to swim, laying my head back in the water and feeling how the laws of buoyancy supported me so effortlessly and perfectly. I didn’t have to create the laws of buoyancy because they already existed. The one thing I did have to do, though, was to trust those laws and relax into them in order to swim around freely.