Don't mull—clarify

Those who turn unreservedly to God, Mind—the one and only source of intelligence and activity—discover prayer to be effective in finding both guidance and healing. Prayer is a searching: a clarifying process, a mental striving for an understanding of the harmony of God's perfect creation. Prayer is a yielding to the influence of divine Mind and a concurrent rejection of all that would suggest the existence of an opposite to good—the mixed-up so-called mind, which has in reality no existence, power, or influence.

In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy explains, "Usage classes both evil and good together as mind; therefore, to be understood, the author calls sick and sinful humanity mortal mind,—meaning by this term the flesh opposed to Spirit, the human mind and evil in contradistinction to the divine Mind, or Truth and good." Science and Health, p. 114; Elsewhere in the same book she emphasizes the wisdom of discerning whether one is being humanly or divinely influenced: "In a world of sin and sensuality hastening to a greater development of power, it is wise earnestly to consider whether it is the human mind or the divine Mind which is influencing one." ibid., pp. 82–83;

Inevitable as dawn
October 15, 1979

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