Series 1 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 1
What is the one way to health?
1. The one way to health is through the I AM, the Christ, in man, which is the law of his being. I AM life, I AM health, I AM strong, capable, perfect. Conscious knowledge of I AM identity, obedience to the law of our being, to the law of right thinking, result in health in soul and body.
Health in a living organism means soundness in all respects. Soundness implies freedom from anything and everything that could in any way weaken or corrupt man's consciousness of the original purity of the organism. God, Divine Mind, is the cause and source of all living organisms and is Absolute Good — good in its perfection.
Man achieves health by returning to the source of life, learning and obeying the laws that govern this state of purity and soundness. The law of anything is in its governing principle, that which causes right and intelligent action in order to produce perfect results. As God is Spirit, so His laws are spiritual; as God is Absolute Good, so His laws are the causes of the actions that produce universal good in all living expressions of His Being.
To be whole, one must not only learn the laws of universal good but must also be obedient to them in every thought, feeling, word, action, and reaction. Since the perfect idea can produce only perfect results, the man who wants to have such results in his life must watch the thoughts or concepts in his mind that he has built around the divine idea. He must entertain only healthful thoughts, because the law of manifestation for man is the law of thought. He must form clean mental habits and establish a loving attitude toward all creation. This is the doctrine that Jesus taught and proved by His living.
Preceding Entry: Name and explain the eight necessary conditions of true prayer that are mentioned in the final paragraph of this lesson.
Following Entry: Explain what is meant by the statement that there is no reality in disease.