Essay The Basic Ideas Of Science Of Mind

1151 Words Oct 18th, 2015 5 Pages
Expectancy
“Your spiritual garden, first planted in the soil of emotional serenity, you keep nourished with love and watered with expectancy.”
The Basic Ideas of Science of Mind, pg. 52

The work of expectancy is waiting. We may know what to expect (if we know what seeds we 've sown) but we don 't really know how much to expect, or when; so we wait, patiently. Patience is necessary if we are to remain expectant. Patience is only possible when we are certain that something worth waiting for is in the works. Patience requires faith in this process. Impatience short-circuits the process. When we lose patience, we no longer believe that it is worthwhile to wait. Without patience we are no longer expectant, and having no expectation of results we turn our back on the process. We turn back, and start over, and over again, because we are not patient enough to see it through. The impatient need to develop faith in the creative process.

“Do not let any weeds of doubt or anxiety hinder its progress.”
The Basic Ideas of Science of Mind, pg. 52

James the Just, brother of Jesus of Nazareth, is attributed with these insights: "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But…

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