Our Gold Mine

What a waste of time to envy others the talents they possess, when our own gold mine lies undiscovered! Talents buried under layers of false beliefs, fears, and blindly accepted limitations are of no use to us. Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health, "The talents He gives we must improve." Science and Health, p. 6;

Everyone has an abundance of talent, but to find it we must be willing to reverse negative habits of thinking. Our talents begin to spring forth when we turn away from material personality to God, the divine Mind, the source of man's ability. We stand then at the very threshold of awakening to hitherto unrecognized talents. With Mind as the starting point of our search, we begin with the simplest rule of truth's application, namely, to express without postponement the highest good we know in our present situation.

But one may ask, "Is not talent a special gift to some and not to others?" No, for this would deny the omnipresence of divine intelligence. Man does reflect the ideas of Mind. There are no exceptions in omnipresence. Rightly perceived, talents are the God-given spiritual capacities bestowed impartially on us by our heavenly Father. Mrs. Eddy's admonition that we improve them requires that we come into agreement with the creative source of our being and discover our limitless possibilities as children of God. No one can exhaust the talents he has been given, for they come from infinite Mind and do not exist in matter or personality.

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Why Are We Competing?
March 23, 1968

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