Wrestling with Fears

“DOVE. A symbol of divine Science; purity and peace; hope and faith.”
-Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health

Wrestling with fears in a fierce battle of clutches and holds –
all twisted up in knots, throwing Bible verses and Eddy quotes
into the battle in a quick succession of stretches and locks
tangled up my own ruminations – I stop mid-thought.

And I surrender. Give up. Let go.

It’s right and natural to be fear-free, I know.
It shouldn’t feel like a battle to let fears go.
Hanging on to the fears takes a lot of energy
that I could better spend in happy reverie –
filling my thoughts with Truth, Life, and Love –
with the good things that come on the wings of a dove.
-Karen Molenaar Terrell

“Beloved Christian Scientists, keep your minds so filled with Truth and Love, that sin, disease, and death cannot enter them. It is plain that nothing can be added to the mind already full. There is no door through which evil can enter, and no space for evil to fill in a mind filled with goodness. Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort. And not only yourselves are safe, but all whom your thoughts rest upon are thereby benefited.”
-Mary Baker Eddy, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 210

“Fear never stopped being or its action.”
-Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee…”
-Isaiah 41:10