Almost everyone is keenly interested in finding an unfailing answer to all of his problems. He speculates upon the existence of such an answer and almost is tempted upon occasions to believe that there may not be one.

It is a trait of so-called mortal mind to make simple things seem difficult. Mortal mind creates within its own self a hypnotized sense of things, a make-believe existence that obscures, or appears to do so, the truth of being in the unexplainable complexities of its own creations. "Unexplainable" may be said advisedly because there can be no true explanation of that which is not based upon Truth. Only that which is based upon divine Principle, upon divine reality, can be demonstrated or proved. All that is true is provable. Materiality and all of its implications are false beliefs. They are not based upon the one divine Principle, or God, who is Spirit.

Mary Baker Eddy perhaps had some such thought in mind when she wrote these words in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (pp. 82, 83): "In a world of sin and sensuality hastening to a greater development of power, it is wise earnestly to consider whether it is the human mind or the divine Mind which is influencing one." Obviously, Mrs. Eddy clearly saw that the human mind, so called, blinds one somewhat to the ever-presence of the one divine Mind, or God. The truth, or reality, of existence is seen only as the mist of materiality begins to fade away. It is a question then of unlearning much that mortal mind is supposed to have learned in order for the real to begin to appear in consciousness. The childlike thought has less of this to do.

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June 26, 1954

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