In the new movie, “Tomorrowland”: Casey’s dad poses a riddle that becomes the cornerstone of her worldview, which is, in fact, the film’s worldview: You have two wolves, one representing darkness and despair, the other light and hope. Which one lives? Casey knows the answer: “The one you feed.”
How to overcome a fearful imagination
Spiritual truths prevent frightening images from taking over.
From the July 5, 1999 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Mary Baker Eddy tells a story about the influence of imagination, or belief: “A felon, on whom certain English students experimented, fancied himself bleeding to death, and died because of that belief, when only a stream of warm water was trickling over his arm. Had he known his sense of bleeding was an illusion, he would have risen above the false belief”(Science and Health, p. 379). She also says, “Our various theories will never lose their imaginary power for good or evil, until we lose our faith in them and make life its own proof of harmony and God” (pp. 339-340).
We can challenge the so-called authority of fearful imagination. In fact, we can replace frightening mental pictures with spiritual views of well-being and harmony. We can choose to believe in a different possibility than the one that fear presents.
We don’t have to let a fearful imagination overtake us. When we understand the presence and power of God, the divine intelligence that is wisely and safely governing man, we have the spiritual means to destroy fear.