On waking

For some of us the first thoughts we have when waking quickly line up and provide an orderly approach for our day. Frequently, though, thoughts appear randomly, with stragglers and interlopers confusing the scene. What can we do about it?

Of course, a more spiritually disciplined thought at bedtime would have helped to clear out those stragglers. Still, when morning comes, there is always a way of grasping that moment called "waking up" and making it a real awakening. We can sort out those early thoughts and fill our consciousness with spiritual ideas that uplift and inspire.

We need to begin by seeking out and listening to thoughts that have lasting value—that will lead us on to progress that day. These thoughts we do not invent or think up ourselves. They are ever present. They come to us from the one Mind, God. Mrs. Eddy states in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health: "Thought passes from God to man, but neither sensation nor report goes from material body to Mind. The intercommunication is always from God to His idea, man."Science and Health, p. 284; When we recognize this fact and become aware of even one of these Love-provided thoughts, our consciousness, and thus our experience, are filled with the tangible results of the love our Father-Mother God has for us.

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