“Human will-power is not Science. Human will belongs to the so-called material senses, and its use is to be condemned.” (Science and Health, page 144)
Christian Science is not based on human will. It is not forcing the human mind to think something or do something. It is not one person willing another person or oneself to be better. Human will is not only an unfruitful approach to thorough and lasting healing and human betterment, it is a form of hypnotism, an activity of the mortal mind, and it disobeys and dishonors the One Mind, God.
It may seem at times that we need to rely on human will to get us where we need to go, to discipline ourselves, or to achieve a certain result. But human will is not wisdom, only material effort. It does not come of what is really right and what is truly powerful, but merely of material reliance which is by nature limited. This method cannot bring us the natural freedom and satisfying life that is our own ready inheritance to claim.
Yield up that belief in your own personal will or the reliance on another to bring about results. Your heaven rests easily on the divine will, and that will is always actively at hand. We must give up the sense that we are little individual minds striving through human effort to be more godlike. Instead, the answer and peace and resolution come by releasing ourselves to the divine will, that which is not human desire, but spiritual rightness. This sweet and powerful impulse of divine wisdom must unfold life according to that which is not only good, but which is perfectly, naturally, right for us and for all.
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