Spiritual Energy in Business

A student of Christian Science was recently transferred to work in a new country. This change brought a series of complications: house hunting, schooling for the children, and urgent business problems. He found himself constantly pressed for time, and usually tired.

One day when he faced a particularly heavy work load, which was increased by inefficient and complacent office help, he decided to direct his thought to the demonstration of spiritual energy. He knew that what he really needed was to identify himself scientifically as the reflection of God's omnipotence, and that the strength he needed emanated from the one and only cause, God, divine Love, which energizes all right activity. He also humbly acknowledged the omnipresence of God and His order and peace. He realized that pressure and pushing were limitations of material sense and could not exist in God-centered thinking.

It had been his plan to arrive at his job early that day and work through lunch and late into the evening. Instead of following this plan, the Scientist began his day with quiet study and prayer before going to his office. There was no rushing. There was no hurrying to begin his schedule early or to plunge into work. He had determined to maintain his inner harmony, to handle only one task at a time, to take regular periods throughout the day for communion with God, and to see his office staff in their true being as useful, responsible ideas of God.

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Emerging from Fiery Trials
September 26, 1970

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