Travel of Mind

[Written Especially for Young People]

The world of today offers many inducements to travel and many modes of transportation. Cruises to home and foreign ports, trips from coast to coast by train, and airplane flights over mountains and oceans—these constitute some of the means of modern travel.

There is another type of travel which makes daily life appear to be an unbroken succession of external events. Mrs. Eddy describes as one way of wasting time, "mere motion when at work, thinking of nothing or planning for some amusement,—travel of limb more than mind" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 230). And she adds, "Rushing around smartly is no proof of accomplishing much."

The questions then arise: What is the "travel" which chiefly counts, which gives lasting pleasure and profit? Is it measured by miles or by signposts of enlightened thinking? Does it involve outward scenery or inward spiritual perception?

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