The Science Of Mind Philosophy Essay

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INTRODUCTION

Ernest Holmes suggests in the Introduction to The Basic Ideas of Science of Mind that we study this philosophy to learn how to have:
1) “… an understandable, permanent, and dependable relationship with God.”
2) “… happiness, health, prosperity and a more satisfactory way of living.”
The Science of Mind philosophy provides a way to relate to Life and a way to think about our experiences in life. If there is something else you are seeking, something other than a more satisfactory relationship with God, you should look elsewhere. Do not confuse enthusiasm with excitement. Things may excite you, but enthusiasm that inspires, motivates and fulfills, results from an inner realization. If you are seeking the benefits of a more satisfactory relationship with God, then begin within. It is as Jesus said: “for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” [Mt. 6:32-33]

Cause = Effect Perhaps the fundamental tenet of the Science of Mind teachings is the principle of Cause and Effect: the belief that for every inner cause there is an equal outer effect. Every thought we express, or repress, tends to define our consciousness, which limits our life as much or more than any other circumstance. Our consciousness is the cause of our experience of life, or rather, it is because of our consciousness that we experience life as we do. We often…

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