Stillness, a Valuable Tool

Have you ever sat down and tried to get your thought completely still, only to find that this is much easier said than done? I suppose we all have, for genuine stillness is not something we can turn on at will.

In human experience inner quietude must be earned by mastering through spiritual power the states of thought that cause mental excitement and turbulence. We all must learn to become more God-conscious, more aware of the serenity of man's real selfhood dwelling forever in the restful stillness of divine Mind's allness. We must strive to cultivate the Godlike qualities that promote true quietude, such as humility, gentleness, patience, purity, love. These bring the healing tranquillity of thought that Christ Jesus demonstrated in his own life and worked to impart to his disciples and the world. He said: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27;

September 12, 1970

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