Be a Bird Watcher

When we observe birds flying overhead, we might wonder at their freedom from earth-binding limitations. Or we might see in them illustrations of the limitless capacities of our own thought. Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health, "The fowls, which fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven, correspond to aspirations soaring beyond and above corporeality to the understanding of the incorporeal and divine Principle, Love." Science and Health, pp. 511-512;

The artist Millet saw in field workers aspirations for spiritual things. His "Angelus" shows a man and woman, pausing in their toil, standing, apparently inspired by the sound of distant church bells.

Each of us has such aspirations, if we will notice them, and we can find them in others. However difficult our tasks, there is within us some cause for looking up. We can become conscious of that cause and actively seek higher, more beautiful, inspiring ideas. And when we seek them, we find them. The ideas are there. We need only to recognize them.

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True Compassion-More than Pity
July 18, 1977

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