True sight is spiritual, eternal, unlimited. It is the instant awareness of whatever divine Mind knows. Mind's expression is never vague, indefinite, uncertain. Therefore to see good clearly is natural to man as Mind's reflection. To know all things rightly is his heritage. Mary Baker Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 487): "There is more Science in the perpetual exercise of the Mind-faculties than in their loss. Lost they cannot be, while Mind remains."

The writer once experienced a very beautiful healing when this quotation was read by a teacher to his students at an association meeting. At the start of the trip to this meeting she was suffering from extreme nervous tension, coupled with eyestrain and double vision. She had been able to proceed with the trip, and the double vision had been dispelled almost instantaneously, when she realized that there is just one Mind and that no belief of double-mindedness could have anything to do with her true selfhood. On the way someone had given her a pair of sunglasses, saying that her eyes looked very tired and these might rest them. They were accepted quietly and worn from time to time. When she put them on she closed her eyes and tried to understand the truth that rest and restfulness lie in reflecting the all-knowing and all-seeing Mind. She certainly knew that the all-seeing Mind could not know weariness, pain, or strain. However, it was not until the quotation was read from the desk at the afternoon session of the meeting that her thought was completely cleared and every trace of the illness disappeared.

Jesus said (John 5:30), "I can of mine own self do nothing," and (14:10), "The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works." Here is a complete handling of self-assertive mortal will, the egotistical personal sense of being or doing apart from God, and a strong acknowledgment of the all-seeing, all-acting, all-knowing divine Mind which man reflects. To have experienced in ever so slight a degree release from a finite, personal sense of being, seeing, knowing, or doing is to have fresh vistas of thought opened for one. It is to find newness of inspiration, joy of accomplishment, in one's experience. It is to replace fear and worry, lack and dullness, with courage, confidence, and assurance of good. It is to know God's will of limitless good. Mind expresses itself in an abundance of ideas, enthusiasm, and radiance without effort or heaviness. Unfettered, all-knowing Mind is never in doubt as to the presence and power of good.

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