Fear-proof your future

The time to start is now, not tomorrow.

Is a techno-future in store for us, as many would have us believe, where everything takes second place to a world of computers and robotics? Or will the future look more like the doomsday scenarios put forth in some of the millennium books now crowding into bookstores? With so many people wanting to warn society of a cold, precarious world of the future, one would think that none of us has a say in what lies ahead.

Perhaps it's time for a reminder: don't be fooled by fears and speculations about the future. That's not to say there won't be challenges to face in the days and years ahead. But what's needed is to know that we already have sufficient understanding, courage, wisdom, and creativity to surmount tomorrow's challenges, and to live better and safer lives. This begins in the present. We reap what we sow.

The place to start sowing is in one's own consciousness. And again, the time to start is now, not to-morrow. The kind of sowing we're talking about is the acceptance of the highest quality of thoughts and desires. Being spiritually-minded. Thoughts that are spiritual and purely good are thoughts from God, divine Spirit. Such thoughts preserve and protect us. They guide and heal. Regular prayer to God makes us aware of His thoughts; our prayers bring spiritual truth and understanding, and spiritual power. This spiritual-mindedness is vital to well-being. "Nothing aside from the spiritualization—yea, the highest Christianization—of thought and desire, can give the true perception of God and divine Science, that results in health, happiness, and holiness," writes Mary Baker Eddy (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 15).

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April 27, 1998

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