“Man is not a pendulum, swinging between evil and good, joy and sorrow, sickness and health, life and death.” (Science and Health, page 246)
You are not a pendulum. You are not blown back and forth by the wind of mortal mind’s whims and its unkind, material theories about life. You are not a pendulum, drawn back into a human past to survey loss or pain, swinging with no grounding either backward or forward into some wall that ends it all. You are absolutely and always grounded in Truth, the unchanging Principle. That loving Truth has designed your Life to live naturally and confidently and gracefully forward, at the perfect pace, safely and yet with surprises to discover.
A pendulum is a piece in a clock. It is hanging in time’s clutches. You are not a pendulum. You are grounded in the eternal Now, standing certain in each well-conceived moment, new to its promise and moving forward gratefully and gracefully under the control of infinite wisdom.
You are not swinging perpetually up and down, backwards and forwards. There isn’t a necessary backwards to every forward. God is in control. His law is progress, and His method is Love. You are free of time’s hold and held safely in divine Life’s upward, onward flight. Let go of the pendulum. Don’t buy that belief, that superstition. You are free to be joyful, healthy, whole, all the time, right now.
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