Right Knowing

TO-DAY when the world seems to be divided and confused, hesitating as to what path to choose, amid the apparent maze of ways, the student of Christian Science has but to go to the one source, the one Mind, and he will know beyond a doubt. "Be still, and know that I am God," does not mean sluggish inactivity or standing in the middle of the road inert and asleep. To "be still" is to silence the belief in mortal mind, a belief that by subtle suggestion would mesmerize and influence mortals to believe that evil is good and by false reasoning lead them into devious ways. To "know that I am God" is to know that the divine consciousness is all there is, and because consciousness, or God, is all there is, there is no room for anything else—for any mortal mind suggestion of evil or error, past, present, or yet to come. Mrs. Eddy says in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p.367), "It was not against evil, but against knowing evil, that God forewarned."

Much of the time spent in the so-called mortal mind existence is taken up in endeavoring to know what to do, which course is right, what way to take. To many, activity seems to mean flitting about from one personality to another trying to extract the truth from erring mortal mind. A student of Christian Science has the one source, the one Mind, to which to appeal, and the appeal is never in vain. Having scientifically put aside and away from him any suggestion of anything but the one Mind, he can confidently and patiently await the decision of Mind. This, again, is not being sluggish or inactive. It is being harmoniously and eternally active,—active and alert to know that consciousness, God, good, is ever present, ever active, ever operating, ever bringing out the right result. Mortal mind itself recognizes what the result of knowing should be when it places such a weight on the oft quoted phrase, "Knowledge is power," but it misses the very essence of it all by not comprehending that real knowledge,—the only true knowledge there is,—is a realization that there is one Mind, or intelligence, supreme and all-seeing. Right knowing is power, power to prove throughout experience that nothing is real but what is good, enduring, and true.

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Giving Testimony
August 14, 1920

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