The Importance of Spiritual-mindedness

One night recently as I walked rapidly toward a neighbor's house to transact some business, I slipped and fell, landing heavily on one wrist. I had stepped on an unseen icy area on the dark sidewalk.

Instantly I began to declare vehemently—and aloud, since no one was present—the allness of Spirit, God; the utter unreality of matter, material structure, and material law; and my consequent absolute perfection as a wholly spiritual idea. I went on to affirm the total impossibility of my being subject to a material law of injury or touched in any way by accident.

After a few moments of these vigorous pronouncements of spiritual truths, a thought suddenly occurred to me that caused me to laugh silently; "When the chips are down, how important the allness, the reality, of Spirit and the nothingness, the unreality, of matter become to us! What high priority is suddenly attached to the unreality of matter!"

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May 7, 1977

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