High Thinking

We are all thinking of something all the time. The things we read, talk of, hear and see fill our thoughts, not only during our waking hours, but sometimes in our sleep. How necessary, then, to read only good, talk only good, hear and see only good! Christian Scientists realize, as do few others, how essential it is to keep one's thinking free from evil; for they know that speech, action, living, are the result or outward manifestation of thinking. The wise man said, "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he."

So-called mortal mind is lazy and prone to drift, letting outside influences direct its trend. Through ignorance, or perchance through wrong education and training, our thinking is often erroneous. We may be unconscious of this until the result appears outwardly, and even then we may not be able at once to recognize and correct the wrong thinking which caused the difficulty. But wrong thinking is the cause of every difficulty.

How can this tendency to wrong thinking be overcome? In "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 210) our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, has given us the solution. There she writes: "Beloved Christian Scientists, keep your minds so filled with Truth and Love, that sin, disease, and death cannot enter them. It is plain that nothing can be added to the mind already full." And to help us do this she has provided "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" and her other writings, and also the Christian Science periodicals, which are replete with high thinking; all of which point us to the Bible, the guide to all true thinking. The more earnestly we study these guides, the more quickly shall we learn to think rightly, the more readily shall we arrive at the correct solution of any problem confronting us.

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Unity with the Father
June 25, 1927

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