Spiritual Thinking

Humility plays a most important part in spiritual thinking, since true thoughts can result only from realizing the allness of divine Mind and that man reflects the divine qualities. All true thoughts come from God. Unless this is clearly realized, one may be tempted to believe that he of himself has the ability to think rightly, and subsequently to accomplish some right result, instead of knowing that all good, including the ability to think spiritually, is his only by reflection. Mankind has made many mistakes through thinking and doing what it has termed right. One can be sure he is working correctly only as he subordinates in thought the human to the divine.

In view of these truths, one may be sure he is thinking rightly if he is constantly endeavoring to realize the supremacy and perfection of divine Mind. The mistake of trying to dominate another by doing his thinking for him will be corrected in the measure one realizes that there is but one Mind, and that man reflects this Mind. It will then be seen that each idea of God is perfectly governed by and perfectly expresses the one perfect Mind. A Christian Science treatment is the clear realization of this truth for another, the understanding that perfection is of God, hence real and permanent, and that since God is All, there is nothing to oppose this truth.

God is the source of all real thought. Since all experience is primarily mental, is it not, then, reasonable to deduce the truism that all human phenomena may be purified and corrected through spiritual thinking, as surely as a fountain of water may be clarified by purifying its source?

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Man in God's Image
June 9, 1928

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