A FEW YEARS AGO I was involved in an accident and injured my back after falling to the ground from a height of about ten feet. I could walk, but there was constant pain in my lower back.
I began giving myself Christian Science treatment—praying from the basis of God's perfection and my spiritual identity as His perfect expression. I'd had many healings through prayer in the past, so I naturally turned to God. As I prayed, I knew that I was making progress because my thoughts about myself were changing—they were being transformed. I could see that my fears about the accident were melting, and what was becoming more clear to me instead were the facts about the way God made and maintained me, including my intact wholeness and flawless goodness. I had found so often that God answers prayer by bringing a change in thought.
About three days after the accident, I was on a trip to visit my brother-in-law. We live far apart, and it was a treat for me to get to see him. We both like golf, and he had arranged for us to play. I didn't tell him that I was hurting; together we just warmed up on the driving range.