Watching Point 368
From 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter
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368 — WATCH lest you take human baggage with you, when you retreat into the Holiest of Holies. On page 32 of Science and Health we read, “Jesus prayed; he withdrew from the material senses to refresh his heart with brighter, with spiritual views.” One notable fact about this withdrawal was that Jesus was not striving to solve some human problem; he just wanted to refresh his heart.
Usually when we seek to withdraw from the material senses, we take human problems with us, so that they may be solved; but if we take a hint from the Master, we will retreat into the Holiest of Holies without human baggage. Then when our heart is refreshed with brighter views, we may return to our problems, and solve them more easily — or find them already solved.
Mrs. Eddy once said, “The Scientists should make error unreal to themselves, that they may make it unreal to others; and sometimes they can do more for others by going by themselves and meditating on spiritual realities.”