God’s thoughts and peace of mind

If all you ever watched was the news or advertisements, you might think you’re either helpless and defenseless, or lacking what can make you happy and content. Innately, you might feel this is not true. To illustrate this innate sense, have you ever felt, at least once, a time when had a complete peace of mind and it had nothing to do with people around you, what you were wearing, or what material items you owned?

What is that feeling? I call it spiritual equilibrium. It’s where you’re most in-tune with your true, God-given identity, and you feel the fulfillment and peace that comes with knowing it. You might may not have had any idea that this was a God derived feeling, but regardless, you were gravitating Godward in that moment. However the equilibrium isn’t because you’re at peace between the world and God, but rather your balance is found being 100% in tune with what God knows.

The Bible defines God’s voice as the “still, small voice.” It’s calm, gentle,  and good. It gives you a complete sense that all is well. However, this feeling is entirely spiritual. There is nothing you could look at, touch, taste, or smell that could fully prove this to you. Why? Because what is giving you this proof and sense of peace is spiritual sense — not material sense (or the 5 physical senses).

If you’re seeking  more of this feeling take time to pray — for yourself and for the world. Prayer is often considered a “petitioning” or asking God for something. Another route you might try is listening — quietly listening for ideas of peace, good, beauty, and holiness. This is often called meditating. But rather than trying to hear “nothing” as some religions teach, try listening for the spiritual something, — or the only-ness of Spirit, God, who fills all space — and let Spirit’s totality fill your thought with its goodness and intelligence.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
—Jeremiah 29:11

Through Christian Science, religion and medicine are inspired with a diviner nature and essence; fresh pinions are given to faith and understanding,and thoughts acquaint themselves intelligently with God.
—Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.107