Rising higher in thought heals

Some years ago a friend and I were walking in a local park. It was a bright, sunny day. My friend had been feeling the pangs of an unhappy relationship and was troubled by a physical ailment. But as we walked our conversation was pleasant, interesting, and constructive. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, my friend became insulting. Immediately I recognized this as the result of his unhappiness and suffering.

I thought, Don't reply. Go higher in thought, in your recognition of God's loving allness. Know the truth about man's perfect, sound nature.

I did just this. I silently affirmed that God's child, the true, spiritual selfhood of everyone, is always gentle, kind, pure, satisfied. Always governed by God, good, and at peace as the expression of Soul. I remained quiet, holding to these powerful truths.

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Never alone
April 3, 1995

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