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Stress Can’t Stop Us From Sharing Peacefulness

In the pursuit of peace, we sometimes try to run away from all the depression and drama. Only to find out it follows us.

Eventually, we learn not to run away from anything, but run toward peace.

One step at a time.

Taking a few minutes out of the day to reflect on a consciousness of peacefulness does wonders. Here is a video of just such an encounter.

Psalm 23 (NKJV), with brackets added by Mary Baker Eddy.

“[Divine Love] is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. [Love] makes me lie down in green pastures. [Love] leads me beside quiet waters. [Love] restores my soul [spiritual sense]. [Love] guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for [Love is] with me. [Love's] rod and [Love's] staff, they comfort me. [Love prepares] a table before me in the presence of my enemies. [Love anoints] my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the [consciousness] of [Love] for ever.

Pine woods

Unraveling the Snarls in Religion

Religion is associated with mixed emotions, usually depending upon how God is defined. Religion can bring great comfort, but it can also stir ire. The twists and turns of religion is due to the fact that religion is not stagnate, certainly not stable, therefore it is susceptible to getting snarly.

I crochet. And, to my incredulity, the skeins of yarn often somehow turn into wads of knotty pathetic snarls. Because movement IS, in other words, there is no stagnation, more often than not, I pick and gently pull apart the yarn to unravel the mess, making the yarn usable. Sometimes however the knot is so tight, I just throw the wad out.

Religion is generally a means of worshipping God. If it becomes the worship of a human being, a religious organization, a book, or a useless god, snarls emerge because those items of worship are directionless.

Now, this spiel doesn’t address those of you who profess no religion, but we do not have to live with snarls. On the topic of religion, we can redirect the movement of worship to respect and love God, divine Love, universal Truth, and eternal Life which unravels snarls and makes religion useful.

However, when religion resembles a tight-waded insular mess, generally it’s not religion in its broader sense, but fundamentalism, a firmness in opinion or strict zeal that isn’t focused on the big picture but is obsessed with a human ideology. Throw it out. Religion, and even science, do not produce fundamentalism, but fundamentalism tries to snarl up religion and science, which are movements of discovery and usefulness.

Simple and unknotty

“Narrow systems and theories, concerning God, human being’s, health, and a religious society, are restrictive…As the true knowledge of God becomes evident, the concept of God as the Lord, or only a mighty hero or king, will continue to vanish…It requires mental restructuring and reorganization before we can adopt scientific religion and the divine healing.”–21st Century Science and Health

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