Where does the majority of your attention devote it’s time and energy? Dwelling on old mortal mind memories, or exploring fresh new divine Mind realities?
It’s a good question to ask for those who want to make spiritual progress in their lives. To progress, we have to look forward. It’s like driving down the highway. If your gaze is fixed on the rearview mirror, you’re going to drive into the ditch and get stuck. You have to keep your gaze focused on the road in front of you to keep the vehicle on track and moving toward your destination.
The same rule applies to life. We can’t be mesmerized by incidents of the past, grieving them, regretting them or worrying about them, if we’re going to progress tomorrow. We need to come to terms with them quickly, resolve to move on, and look ahead.
In truth, we have only a spiritual history to consider. We are children of God, born of Spirit, and there is no material history to agonize over in Spirit.
In the Big Picture of eternal Life, everything that happens in the so-called mortal existence is as dust. It blows away and is gone forever. There is no record of it in the divine Mind. It’s as nothing. So, we shouldn’t be making that which is temporal into something that feels eternal. We need to focus on what is. And God is!
Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “The human history needs to be revised, and the material record expunged.” Retrospection and Introspection, p. 22. If you’re struggling with mortal memories, it’s time to get some mega-expunging action going on!
Size your situation up from a spiritual point of view.
God is a forgiving God. God does not keep track of our mistakes. God sees our perfections.
God does not hold resentments. God loves and loves and loves.
God does not allow an evil to go on forever. The omnipresence of Love defeats it and removes it forever.
What we were not able to accomplish yesterday, God can accomplish tomorrow, but perhaps in a much different way than we ever envisioned.
No good is ever lost. God is good, and here and now.
Enjoy the here and now of God’s good! Let go of mortal yesterdays, wake to spiritual reality, and get set to receive the even greater good in front of you.