The truth of attraction

When we're working on something important—carrying out an obligation or responsibility—most of us have noticed that we can get distracted rather easily. Without really meaning to, we begin idly planning some minor project or social event rather than centering on the task at hand. Sometimes, of course, a momentary detour is harmless enough.

But distraction is less than helpful when we're praying, or studying Christian Science. One answer is to affirm that Spirit is the only attraction. Through spiritual understanding we can stop zigzagging—chasing rabbits—across the whole field of human consciousness as though we don't know where we're going.

Spirit, and Spirit's action, make up the only attraction because, absolutely speaking, Spirit is all there is. That we can be drawn toward bad decisions, mediocrity, illness, cul-de-sacs, is not the truth of attraction but the lie about it. Spirit, God, is the only power there is. Hence, "There is but one real attraction, that of Spirit," Mary Baker Eddy explains. "The pointing of the needle to the pole symbolizes this all-embracing power or the attraction of God, divine Mind."Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, P. 102;

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April 9, 1979

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