How can you keep your thought and body in a healthy place when many people around you talk about disease, contagion, and fear of viruses?
The short answer is, “Side with Science.”
In explaining how drugs can affect people, even if the person receiving the drug has no knowledge of taking the medicine, Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “The chemist, the botanist, the druggist, the doctor, and the nurse equip the medicine with their faith, and the beliefs which are in the majority rule. When the general belief endorses the inanimate drug as doing this or that, individual dissent or faith, unless it rests on Science, is but a belief held by a minority, and such a belief is governed by the majority”
(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 155).
To stay healthy, it’s important that thought is not swayed by popular belief, either consciously or unconsciously. One must mentally “come out of the pack,” of popular belief, and agree with spiritual reality to demonstrate immunity to popular belief.
As with drugs, so it is with viruses. Whatever the majority of people believe about a virus is what people affected by popular trends experience even if they have no conscious fear of the virus.
To “side with Science”, is to live the laws of God, to be consciously aware of God governing the universe, and to keep man in a state of perfect spiritual health.
When we “side with Science,” we agree with Truth, and disagree with error. We are tuned into spiritual reality, following where God takes us, and not swayed by fears and false beliefs circulating around us.
Side with Science and stay healthy!