Being: its oneness and wholeness

This assertion about being flatly contradicts the way things seem to us as human beings. Yet the oneness and wholeness of being is the truth mankind needs.

"God is like Himself and like nothing else," Mary Baker Eddy notes. "He is universal and primitive. His character admits of no degrees of comparison. God is not part, but the whole." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 102; This basic statement of the nature of God, understood, has enormous and practical ramifications for each of us.

God is Mind. It's commonly accepted that there are as many minds as there are people. But as there is one God there is but one Mind. Mind is the unbroken cause and source of everything that has true being. To human reasoning, this is a revolutionary and radical concept—we seem so accustomed to thinking of our-selves as having an independent consciousness that exists in a material body that in turn lives in some tiny corner of an immense universe.

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