[Written Especially for Young People]

Unlimited Availability of Mind

Among students the belief frequently prevails that, although some subjects are mastered with ease, others present difficulties so insurmountable that discouragement is sure to come in, hampering progress and well-nigh stopping effort. A young girl was making very satisfactory records in history and English, but labored under the belief that she could not understand arithmetic. A boy was brilliant in arithmetic, but was convinced that English was past his comprehension. Both were helped when they grasped the purport of a simple illustration.

It is a familiar experience to push a button and release an electric current which may ring a bell, turn a fan, flood a room with light, heat a pressing iron, or chill a refrigerator. The electric current is as able to produce one result as another. No one thinks of doubting that the power which rings the bell can also make the light-bulb glow. Provided that the incoming current is present, one has only to make the proper connection with it to secure the desired result.

So it is with our effort to understand ever present Mind. Each individual reflects this Mind, and intelligence is constantly imparted by Mind to all its reflections. It is only necessary to realize our true relationship to this one Mind in order to comprehend and solve our problems. On page 588 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy defines "intelligence" as "substance; self-existent and eternal Mind; that which is never unconscious nor limited."

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