Trying to remember? There’s a better way.

Life can seem so busy as we hurry from one activity to another, and we all have times in our daily lives when we need to remember or find something. How many of us have found ourselves thinking, Oh, where did I leave those keys? Or, What is her name? Why can’t I ever remember it? Thoughts such as these seem to be a common theme for many of us as we try to recall information and get the precise answer that we need.

But as a student of Christian Science, I’ve found there is a better way to approach this search for answers. Rather than turning to a human memory to attempt to call up information, I’ve come to deeply appreciate what I’ve learned in Christian Science about an entirely different concept of mind. In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy shares the compelling understanding that, in fact, God is Mind—all-knowing, ever-present intelligence. This Mind doesn’t need to remember, as it is infinite and forever includes every good and right idea. It is always at the point of perfect knowing.

What does this have to do with us? In Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy also explains that man (a term that includes each of us) is the “full and perfect expression” of Mind (p. 591). So as we acknowledge this, we all can expect to express this clarity of intelligence and knowing and to see this evidenced in our daily experience. 

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April 22, 2019

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