“Are thoughts divine or human? That is the important question. This branch of study is indispensable to the excision of error.” (Science and Health, page 462)
It’s worth thinking about your thinking! If we really are to uncover error, the mistaken beliefs about ourselves and about life, we have to be better acquainted with thought. This is not about ruminating over things or intellectualizing every premise and conclusion. What it is about doing is pausing often to ask that one question and listen for the inspired answer.
Is this thought human or divine? Am I thinking from a human perspective, one colored with mortal beliefs and fears and supplemented by the input of the senses? Or am I thinking my thoughts straight from God, from the one Mind that is always announcing good, clearing up ignorance, and giving me both clarity and peace?
All true thinking is divine, for Truth and Mind are One, and that One is God, good. This is the consciousness that constitutes reality, all being, and out of which all right activity must proceed. The human thought is easily identified. It is one which is fraught with pros and cons and which seldom if ever gives us a sense of unequivocal and fearless certainty. It is limited. The divine thought is God’s word. It simply is and knows and does. It settles us and saves us.
Answer this important question: Are these thoughts human or divine? Then believe and trust only the divine, for they are also the true, the powerful, the healing, and the right.
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