“Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts.” (Science and Health, page 261)
Keep your thought focused on the good if you want to experience that well-being. Begin with the riches of gratitude, if you are feeling mesmerized by good’s opposite, by troubles, limits, lack, and fears. This consciousness of what is truly good and right and real and satisfying in life leaves little room for that darkness to remain dark. One candle of thankful awareness will light the whole cave and show you a way out.
The good that is already yours consists of even more than the material things you see or the people in your life (although these certainly can be evidence of good, of God’s presence). Truth and Life and Love are at hand and fill all space at all times. Abundance is a divine Principle, and so it is ours to know and appreciate. Humor and laughter and music and art and nature are great gifts that are evidence of God’s presence and worthy of recognizing and cherishing.
Let this reflection on good things occupy your thought. Include that loveliness that is seen as well as those things that we do not readily see with our material eyes—the availability of perfect opportunity, the surprise of tomorrow’s sunrise, the next occasion to give to another of your love. And in proportion to that awareness of the sunlight of good brightening your thought, the shadows will flee and you will be able to see even more of God’s glorious good, prepared lovingly just for you today.
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