Divine Mind and academic success

If we listen to God, Mind, we will hear just what we need in order to accomplish our work well and efficiently.

When I was a student in Christian Science Sunday School, I learned seven Bible-based synonyms for God that are frequently highlighted in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “Principle, Life, Truth, Love, Soul, Spirit, Mind” (p. 115).

Years later, a deeper focus on the synonym Mind made it especially meaningful to me. One thing that stood out to me is that Mind is not just intelligent but is intelligence itself—all intelligence. Science and Health says: “Intelligence is omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence. It is the primal and eternal quality of infinite Mind, of the triune Principle,—Life, Truth, and Love,—named God” (p. 469). Pondering the fact that divine Mind is all-knowing, everywhere, and all-power impelled me to open my thought and turn to God for instruction, direction, and answers.

This proved especially practical some years ago when I was enrolled in a challenging doctorate program. The program was not only academically rigorous but also demanded that I manage my time efficiently. I was required to write a vast number of papers as well as read a considerable amount of literature. In this program, there was little room for error (receiving a C grade in any course would lead to immediate dismissal from the program), and there definitely was no time for procrastination. 

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August 21, 2023

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