No one could consider our present sense of the universe, with all its verity of manifestation,—the unfolding of nature and its renewed expression of life in the spring, the planets and constellations of the night and day, the tendency of the races to invent, to be lifted consciously and unconsciously to a greater degree of progression to an individually better pattern,—no one could consider these seeming conditions without some realization that a law other than so-called material energy, operates to further the progress of mankind.

All things beautiful point to the harmony of God's creation, in which each idea adds to the beauty and usefulness of the other ideas, and all redound to the glory of God. Truth lives and expresses its own perfect reflection without friction, and hence without reaction. All being centered in one harmonious cause and creator, a realm is presented wherein all dwell without confliction with one another.

Individual harmony has thus its spiritual aspect. The following may be taken as an analogy. Standing beside the sea, looking forth upon its moving waters and clear sky line, what one may comprehend at a glance belongs to him in consciousness, while the same right of comprehensive view belongs to his neighbor, though the neighbor's glance covers a slightly different angle. Neither gaze, as it crosses the other, conflicts; and neither one has exactly the same view, even when standing upon adjoining spots. One view complements the other.

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"Moulding and chiselling thought"
June 28, 1924

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