“Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident.”
~ Arthur Schopenhauer
Schopenhauer was a pessimist, however, even a pessimist can catch glimmers of truth that shed light on the human experience, as his quote above reveals.
His quote reminds me of how thought often responds to truths of Christian Science. First ridicule, followed by opposition, but then acceptance once it is understood.
Here are three self-evident truths taught in Christian Science:
God is good.
God is All.
Evil is not.
These truths, understood and practiced, lead to spiritual healing. But thought needs to get out of the first and second stages mentioned above to receive their full blessing.
Be quick to get to the third stage!