Right pace for best progress

Life doesn't have to be a rush or a wait. There's no need to be out of step with unhurried progress.

In view of the increased pace of modern living, finding our own right pace, neither hurried nor plodding, is essential. We thereby make the best progress in all of our activities.

Physical speed is not the problem, but undue haste is. A modern illustration of such haste is seen in the mistiming sometimes called jumping the gun. Does this not betray a belief that right timing depends on chronological measurements and that we need somehow to get a head start? Such a tendency is quickly corrected by understanding that right timing really belongs to Mind—that is, to God—and not to brain or physicality at all. We can learn to "stand still," as we read in Job, "and consider the wondrous works of God." Job 37:14.

Another point worth noting is that the true identity of each of us, as God's man, is the image and likeness of infinite, ever-present Mind. Because man reflects God, we can claim dominion over time measurements, including those supposedly determined by a beautiful globe revolving in space. Neither do we need to scramble to keep up with the hasty self-interest of misguided human thinking that is so often concerned with beating the clock. The thoughtful seeker for Truth, for God, rejects the belief of too much or too little time and is already beginning to see that it is normal to be free from the limitations and pressures of time. In the degree that we perceive time limitations to be powerless because they have no reality in God's infinitude, we minimize the eroding effects of time in our experience.

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God's place for me
January 12, 1987

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