The Presence of Mind

It frequently happens that in time of sudden and apparently great danger, when no material aid is within reach, the person involved turns unconsciously to a power higher than his own, of which he has no definite idea, but which he hopes will assist him in his extremity. His thinking is quickly done,—a flash of intelligence shows him a way whereby he may extricate himself from his perilous situation, and men speak of this as an exhibition of "rare presence of mind." Alas! that mankind should be so ignorant or forgetful of the Mind that fills all space,—that never slumbers nor sleeps.

In Christian Science we learn that a realization of the everpresence of God—omnipotent Mind—utterly excludes the thought of danger, accident, or mishap of any kind, and makes them impossible. One who abides in the sense of the divine presence dwells now in the "secret place of the most High," secure from all harm. Only by obedience to Truth, purity of thought, and constant watchfulness, can we realize the promise, "Lo, I am with you alway," and know that no illusion of height or depth can separate us from the protection of divine Love. Thoughts of danger are but illusions, phantoms, and we need have no fear of them, since the real man reflects omniscience. He always knows the right thing to do, for the activity of divine Mind is harmonious, orderly, constant. Mishaps are utterly unknown in the realm of Spirit, and the only safety we can know comes from being one with divine Mind, thinking God's thoughts after Him.

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