It's much more than perception of sound

Our Spiritual Listening

What's your efficiency rate for listening? According to popular thought, the average individual is said to operate on a listening efficiency level of under 50 percent. A great deal that is coming our way is said to be lost to us.

This may not be of great concern in many situations, but it gives us much to think about as we remember how often scientific prayer is a form of listening. "The intercommunication is always from God to His idea, man," Science and Health, p. 284; says Mrs. Eddy. She also writes: "The effects of Christian Science are not so much seen as felt. It is the 'still, small voice' of Truth uttering itself. We are either turning away from this utterance, or we are listening to it and going up higher." ibid., p. 323;

Listening can be of key importance to our spiritual growth. At first thought, listening may seem to be more or less inactive. Yet so often it is found to be the first real step of action. The simple act of listening for spiritual truth can begin to lift us out of a limited, mortal sense of ourselves into the consciousness of God's unlimited, perfect creation.

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Mind Is All-action
March 12, 1977

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