No Reality in Procrastination

Concerning action Mrs. Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 187), "The divine Mind includes all action and volition, and man in Science is governed by this Mind." This comprehensive statement of power and activity seems radical to those who have been accustomed to believe that action is a function of the human mind and of persons; but its truth can be demonstrated by overcoming the wrong sense of action, and this is being done everywhere by Christian Scientists. Humanity generally is far from recognizing this fact and equally far from practicing its truth and authority.

The carnal mind believes it has a will and activity of its own. It believes in action as being an effect of human will; and from this arises the apathetic, spasmodic, diseased, and reactionary motions which fill human experience with poverty, suffering, and death. Procrastination is one of the common elements of this carnal mind; fear and indolence are its associates. Rooted in the belief that it is a creator and controller of action, this so-called mind believes it can defer necessary action until to-morrow—or until any indefinite time. Christian Science, however, reveals the fact that mortal mind is a false claimant to intelligence and activity, and that its thoughts are but counterfeits of God's thoughts, which exist in Principle without limitation in quality or number.

Steps Toward Good
March 18, 1922

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