Meditation

The psalmist says: "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night." The true man is the man made in God's image and likeness, the perfect man, as stated in the first chapter of Genesis. Realizing but one cause and one effect, his meditation day and night is on the things unseen to mortal eyes but known to divine Mind as real, eternal, and substantial. The next verse of the psalm shows the reward of the Christianly scientific attitude of thought. "He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper." The following verses of the psalm show the general trend of mortal thought, emanating from the man made of the dust of the ground, which is nothing but a supposititious counterfeit of God's man. His meditation day and night is on the ways of the material world, believing as real all the manifestations of error, which God never created. When a man begins to realize that it is what presents itself as his own false way of thinking which brings forth discord and unrest, and when he listens for the "still small voice" of Truth, he is awakening from the false belief that life can possibly be in matter, and begins to change his meditation from a material to a spiritual basis, and partakes of that perfect peace which is promised to him whose thoughts are stayed on God.

As thought is changed for the better, and the manifestations of love, humility, and gratitude present themselves to the right thinker, he may declare with the psalmist, "O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day." In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 261) Mrs. Eddy says: "Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts." The sick man is sick because he meditates on sickness and clings to matter for his relief. The debtor remains in debt because he meditates day and night on lack and limitation which self-mesmerism is holding before his eyes as real. No mortal illusions such as mesmerism, sin, sickness, or limitation, can ever deceive the man who meditates upon God's law continually, for they are to him as fleeting shadows that will be entirely dispersed just as soon as the light of Truth is given a chance to shine fairly upon them, that their nothingness may be revealed.

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