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It's as plain as the nose on your face

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Willingness to challenge our convictions requires a modicum of humility - an honest assessment of one's own prejudices. Support in bringing about fresh perspectives needs to come from sources outside our own limited viewpoints. My life experiences have pointed me toward God for the needed humility and out-of-the-box answers to wellness and life's big curiosities.

Like the period when I experienced recurring trouble with the vision in the corner of my right eye. A distorted image frequently appeared on and off for several months. Terms such as 'macular degeneration' would pop up into my thought. Yet as disturbing as that sounded I wasn't going to be persuaded that the difficulty was a lasting condition or recurring threat to my vision. Prayer helped to counteract the detrimental convictions brought on by fear and secure a better sense of my spiritual purity and unhampered eyesight. "The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them," This reassuring statement in Scripture isn't just wishful thinking, but authoritative insight into the flawless nature of my being. Eventually, a small, hard irritant washed out of the corner of my eye and the distortions disappeared.

Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, "The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." This watchful approach to living is really a duty each of us must accept if we are to understand the intricacies of life that very well could be as plain as the nose on your face.

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Steve Salt is a syndicated health blogger and a Christian Science teacher and practitioner. This post was originally published on the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Follow him on twitter @saltseasoned.

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