Extending your attention span

As important as spiritual reality is to many people, it may seem puzzling that few consecutive hours out of a day are ordinarily spent actually pondering the nature of God and man. Even when an individual has a desire to think deeply about Truth, there may be frequent distractions that carry him off in other directions—either mentally or physically.

Of course the Christian Scientist is likely to identify various interruptions as animal magnetism. This is a phrase that describes very specifically the nature of all evil, the supposed power that would pull us from Spirit toward matter. And certainly, whatever disrupts efforts to give full attention to God is a facet of animal magnetism.

The Broadway barker
February 23, 1981

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