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Anxiety over academics removed

From the May 1999 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In high school I was very involved in extracurricular activities and did not give much attention to academics. Consequently, upon entering college, I was concerned about my level of preparedness and fearful of academic failure. Most of my freshman and sophomore years were spent being anxious about routine academic requirements. My grades were excellent, but I continued to be uptight prior to deadlines. Further, there was no balance in my life, as virtually all my time was spent either doing or thinking about coursework.

Later, when I entered law school, it was widely suggested to me that law school creates a great deal of stress. My understanding of Christian Science was increasing, however, and I recognized that I could be healed of academic anxiety. It occurred to me that anxiety is an unfounded fear of failure. Christian Science teaches that God is Love, and that He meets all our needs. Surely, He would take me all the way.

These exams were
giving me the
privilege of
expressing God,
the one Mind.

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