The secret of good timing

One secret of good timing is to ask ourselves: In what way does the activity I am about to spend time on reflect God's qualities? Will it bring good to others as well as to me?

These questions are not restrictive. They leave an infinitely wide scope. But they exclude idle, selfish, or evil activity. In a portion of her metaphysical interpretation of "day" Mrs. Eddy writes, "The objects of time and sense disappear in the illumination of spiritual understanding, and Mind measures time according to the good that is unfolded." Science and Health, p. 584.

When we are concerned only with the unfolding of something good, beautiful, worthwhile, we seldom have time to waste. Nor is time a deciding factor. We might reflect, with comfort to all who may be involved in our proposed activity, that Mind, or God, is the source of all the good associated with the venture.

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