“The effect of this Science is to stir the human mind to a change of base, on which it may yield to the harmony of the divine Mind.” (Science and Health, page 162)
The Truth can’t help but stir things up. Don’t panic if you feel a little less than comfortable, if what you’ve come to rely on has become unreliable and you feel a little off your game. It’s not a sign of trouble, but a harbinger of progress, growth, and healing. Calm down and trust.
Letting go of long held beliefs can be difficult. We cling to the familiar because it is familiar, even comfortably uncomfortable at times. It is what we know, even if it is limiting, even if its premises lead to conclusions that are not so promising or peaceful. But this Science of God, this higher understanding, has to get our attention, to show us that those limits are arbitrary and unnecessary, and that life is about so much more. Our eyes need to adjust to the new light. We have to give up our faith in a flat earth now that we have discovered it is round. The human mind has been stirred up so that it is awakened and attentive.
And then the yielding comes. The Truth that changes our base of thinking is gentle, good, and it makes sense. It comforts and enlightens. It is power and it is love. Our new and true understanding of Life as limitless Love becomes the very cozy armchair we can settle comfortably into. It just feels right and natural. And now our weary minds and bodies are ready to relax, rejuvenate, and rejoice in this new clear and pleasing view.
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