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BURDENS: SELF-IMPOSED OR SELF-ASSUMED?

From the May 1962 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The burdens of the flesh—sickness, sin, and death—weigh heavily on mankind. Men and nations vainly strive to find release from these burdens through material ways and means, not yet having awakened to the grand verity that this release is not to be found in matter, but in the realization that man, the manifestation of Mind, expresses only harmony.

Many are ignorant of the scientific way to gain their freedom from the heavy burdens of material existence. Christian Science points out that burdens are the results of unrejected wrong thoughts; hence they are self-imposed. And it teaches that one can rid himself of material burdens in the degree that he replaces negative thinking with the positive truths of divine Principle, Mind.

Many years ago I had an experience which showed me that the heavy burden I was bearing at that time was but the result of my own wrong thinking. My husband had been engaged as manager of a new engineering project. However, before this new venture was completely organized, a severe depression swept over the country, and the project had to be abandoned. This unfortunate circumstance left my husband unemployed with only a small income to support us.

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