"I shall be satisfied"

What is called mortal mind is itself a state of unsatisfied pseudo consciousness, a belief of life and intelligence separated from divine Life, the alone source of all life and intelligence. The entire activity of this dream mind is in seeking to satisfy itself, to get something it believes it has not, or to do something it thinks God has left undone. It ignorantly seeks good, which is infinite, through finite ways and means, and rightly remains unsatisfied until its dream is dispelled by the trumpet call of Truth. On page 257 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes, "Who hath found finite life or love sufficient to meet the demands of human want and woe,—to still the desires, to satisfy the aspirations?"

Men must learn to change the "I want" of the human mind to the "I have" of the divine Mind. The unsatisfied human mind, striving to get something it hasn't, is the supposititious opposite of the divine Mind, rejoicing in what it is. Which do we claim as ours— the real or the unreal? Are we striving to get, or are we satisfied to be?

October 6, 1945

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