Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forever more. 

Psalm 16:11

If we cannot demonstrate the presence of good where we are, we shall never be able to do it at what seems a better place.  The human mind likes to think that distant pastures are greener, but we know they are not.  Good is the result of right thinking based on right motives. It is not a location; it is an atmosphere which has to be revealed by us wherever we are.  There is no more of the presence of God in a great Cathedral than there is in your own home or office.  Principle is either everywhere evenly present and active, or it isn’t a principle.  An unpleasant environment is a challenge to us to see God in action at that place in the universe.  Jesus had the ability to see God everywhere and in all people.  He knew and demonstrated Omnipresence.  We, too, must make this demonstration right where we are, and we also know how to do it.

Where I am, God is.  The presence that fills every great Cathedral fills my home and my place of business today.  There is no confusion where I am, for the peace of the Almighty surrounds me, and I know it.  I live and move and have my being in the One Mind which is forever thinking rightly, thinking lovingly.  The harmony and the order of the universe now fill my life and world with good. I am surrounded by it.  I am filled with it.  I sense it in all things and find it in all people.  I joyously acknowledge God where I am at every instant.  The life, love and perfect action of Truth are mine now.  My environment is saturated with the presence of good, and I live in peace this day.


Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker


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