“Experience should be the school of virtue and human happiness should proceed from man’s highest nature.” (Science and Health, page 65)
It seems that trials would come to us and beat us down. But, in fact, we can and should always be at the ready to be instructed by our experiences into a greater understanding, and into the peace that comes naturally along with it. We can recognize that our lives are schools and we are forever children in them. We aren’t expected to have the answers, but to continue to be taught, to grow, and to be clearer each day on what Life is truly all about.
Don’t allow that mortal mind—that doubting, judging ego—to tell you what your story is and what it means. Your story is about an increasing awareness of your own goodness, deserving, and power. Your virtues are coming to light and you will see them clearly if you aren’t too busy analyzing your seeming vices, mistakes, fears.
Human happiness is the natural result of divine awareness. The more we begin to know who we really are as children of God—and very simply, as children—the greater, more honest, peaceful, and powerful our lives will be. We come to see our lives as a blooming flower, each day displaying more petals of purity and sweetness and loveliness—uniquely beautiful and also strengthened through growth, humility, and gratitude.
These messages are based on passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. These books are our “pastor” in Christian Science. Come back every Tuesday and Thursday for fresh inspiration. Or get a free subscription to receive an inspirational message like this one every weekday morning directly to your inbox by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “subscribe” in the subject line. A downloadable compilation of categorized messages is also available by request.