“Fear Is Not Your Thinking”
From Divinity Course and General Collectanea by Mary Baker Eddy
The doubts and fears you speak of are doubtless not your thoughts, but the mental suggestions of other minds, whispered into your thought. To all such whisperings answer, “I don’t believe you, you are a liar.” “Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.” Only Love can lift you above it all. Love, Love, Love. Let nothing crush you — rise immediately. Love has no poison to impart. The only Mind is Life and Love and purity.
These fearing times are only chemicalizations, like a big storm which gathers and breaks, only to leave the atmosphere clear.
Now worry does not demonstrate. All the mental energy one spends on worry would be better used in faith. Just pray when you do not know what to think, or sing a hymn to yourself until worry goes. Nothing happens out of order, everything happens in the order of development for you. You pray to learn; then why be regretful when the page turns over and a hard lesson comes next? Let resentment go, and just roll up your sleeves, so to speak, and get to work and declare that you are going to squeeze all the benefit out of that experience that you can. Just learn to be glad of these chances to impersonalize error.
Remember there will be nothing come to you that you cannot overcome. The victory is yours by inheritance; claim it and use it as yours. Work every day to know that the belief of impossibility has no power over you. Know that it cannot possibly affect you in any way, and can never for an instant hinder your demonstration, whether you are working for health, peace, joy, or any mental quality, thing or experience.
Be watchful and demonstrate that Truth and Love can and do triumph over every obstacle that confronts us and vanquish every temptation that assails us.
In this critical time we must draw nearer to God and prove Him to be an ever-present help in time of trouble. Mortal mind cannot embrace me in the claim of poverty, in the claim of matter or fear. All this is mesmerism and cannot embrace me in it.
What a glorious inheritance is ours through the understanding of omnipotent Love. We cannot want to have a more sweet assurance than this — “Peace be still” to all error. At this moment there is harmony throughout the universe, for God’s law is harmony. At this moment each idea is in its rightful place and is satisfied and contented.