“One says: ‘I take good care of my body.’ To do this, the pure and exalting influence of the divine Mind on the body is requisite, and the Christian Scientist takes the best care of his body when he leaves it most out of his thought, and, like the Apostle Paul, is ‘willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.’” (Science and Health, page 383)
Take care of yourself! Be healthy, comfortable, thriving, energized, youthful and free. Do this by letting yourself go! Give your body and your life over to the divine Mind and divine Life and keep it out of mortal mind and its fixations, false opinions, fears, and preoccupied “doctoring” in thought and action.
Jesus and his followers proved that “presentness” with God–a thought dwelling on Him and His goodness, substance, Love–was the duty of man and a duty that (as all spiritual behests do) must necessarily lead to healing, release, heaven. By leaving the body and its various parts out of our consciousness, we are receptive to and aware of the reality of Spirit, the qualities that we have and are, those ideal ideas are never confined to organs and functions, physiology or physical structure, time or circumstance.
We can care for our body in very natural and right ways—normalness of being and action, right and satisfying sleep, hygiene, exercise—without undue preoccupation with it. We achieve so much more when the thought is on good, God, Life, freedom, than when it is mesmerized by conversations about and with the body, frustration at its action or inaction, and fear over its appearances. The less thought we put on the body, the more it can naturally be what it already is: the perfect expression of GOD’S thought– always right, always flourishing, always pure and beautiful.
So take good care of yourself, by letting yourself go!
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