"First we need to turn our gaze in the right direction, the direction of Spirit-based thinking and not matter-based thinking if we are going to move beyond the realm of the conventional. A man I knew a number of years ago was new to his exploration of the Science of spiritual healing. Being of advanced years, he was having some trouble with his teeth, and one day one of them shattered. He pondered what he was going to do with the fragment that still was in his gum.
He decided that he would put to the test these new ideas about Spirit-based living and thinking, and found this passage in Science and Health (pg. 486 ):
“Substance is that which is eternal and incapable of discord and decay.”
He reasoned that if his real substance is eternal, nothing of substance could ever be lost, suffer discord or decay. He reasoned that therefore the real substance of his Being had never been affected by this experience of shattering his tooth, that whatever made up the substance of his life was still untouched, despite the picture that was facing him. Soon the fragment loosened and fell out, and despite his age, a new tooth began to grow in its place. In addition over the next weeks all the cavities that he had filled, some decades old, began to push out and were filled with new enamel. Eventually he had no discernable dental problems. This was not a result frankly that he even imagined, but his willingness to at least turn his gaze to the realm of Spirit opened up totally new possibilities."