“The treatises I had read and the medicines I had taken only abandoned me to more hopeless suffering and despair. Mortal mind needed to be set right. The ailment was not bodily, but mental, and I was cured when I learned my way in Christian Science.” (Science and Health, page 382)
This grateful comment is a precious reminder of the true solution for our ailments, our complaints, our fears. The thorough perusal of every material cure, a comparison of symptoms with fellow sufferers, long and tedious and fear-inducing write-ups on disease, are not the answer to health and peace of mind. In fact, they seem to keep the human mind focused on the very things that it needs to lose—preoccupation with matter and the fear of it.
This testimony is an assertion that the way in Christian Science–yielding material sense to the clear and simple message of God’s spiritual creation, and dwelling in that atmosphere–brings healing. The cure for this ailing one was to feed that mortal mind—the human mind when it is focused on limits and darkness—with the sunshine of Truth, the light that wakens and breaks the mesmerism of duplicity with matter’s false suggestions for life.
Today we are flooded with information, easily sought out through technological advances. It won’t take long to find some gloomy prospect concerning any symptom, and we always discover a variety of tested and untested solutions, if there is a solution found there at all. This search is in vain and its results unreliable. In fact, it only keeps our thinking in mortality, in limit, in fear, when there is a ready answer of peace at hand. God’s message is clear and clearly for us. It is tested, tried, and true. It is not speculation, and it contains nothing fearful and everything loving. We can give up the compulsion to seek causes and solutions in the vast confusion of material sense and instead open ourselves up to be found and to be found whole in the infinite wisdom that is Truth and Love.
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