Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Are You Looking for Peace of Mind? Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Are You Looking for Peace of Mind? Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life

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It would be great if our thoughts could always be undisturbed and peaceful. Regardless of what someone said, a mistake we have made, fear, resentment, illness - disturbed thoughts are never wanted and bring only confusion and unhappiness.

There is something we can do to destroy such thoughts. And to replace them with ideas that bring peace. That something is first of all to see a basic fact: good is always more powerful than evil; in fact, it is the only real power. Evil thoughts, troubled thoughts, must disappear before our insistent holding to good ideas.

The Apostle Paul said, "Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report ... think on these things" (Phil. 4:8). The Principle by which disturbance is cast out of our lives is clearly explained by Christian Science.

This Science, taking its authority from the Bible, recognizes that the one omnipotent God is all-knowing and the source of all intelligence; therefore God is Mind, or Principle. There is but one Mind because there is but one God.

This Mind is eternally providing us with true thoughts that are Godlike in nature. Evil thoughts have no source in or power from God, and therefore no real authority or truth. As a person accepts good, right ideas from God, he or she sees the reality of them - as well as the unreality of erroneous thoughts. Then the evil thoughts, which come only as suggestions, disappear for lack of recognition. Only that which is good remains.

Mary Baker Eddy once told members of the Church she founded: "Beloved Christian Scientists, keep your minds so filled with Truth and Love, that sin, disease, and death cannot enter them. It is plain that nothing can be added to the mind already full. There is no door through which evil can enter, and no space for evil to fill in a mind filled with goodness" ("The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany," Pg. …

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