Lessons In Truth - Lesson 2 - Annotation 10
What is satisfaction? How may we find satisfaction for all our desires?
10. Satisfaction is the feeling of contentment that results from the accomplishment or attainment of that which we desire. To satisfy means to supply to the fullest extent. Satisfaction is a feeling of well-being, of fulfillment.
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights" (James 1:17).
For complete satisfaction, therefore, we turn to Divine Mind, the Presence within, and seek its perfect ideas.
Desire, which will be dealt with more extensively in the future lesson, is a longing, a craving for something that we would like to have. Through our study of Truth we come to realize that desire is actually the stirring of one or more of God's ideas seeking expression and manifestation through us.
Desire, or the longing for some good, is often misinterpreted, and then we begin to seek for satisfaction in ways and places that do not accord with God's laws of good. Such action can never bring us true satisfaction. Satisfaction is only possible as we keep consciously in touch with God through prayer.
We always have direct access to God through our own divine nature. We call this inner divinity by various names, such as the Christ, the I AM, and it is God's very presence within us. In moments of silent prayer we experience the inspiration of God that reveals divine ideas to us. These divine ideas are not only the spiritual patterns for everything we can ever desire, but also the starting point of action toward manifesting and satisfying our desires. Only in this manner can we ever find the satisfaction that brings us the "peace of God, which passeth all understanding" (Phil. 4:7)
"Thou openest thy hand,
And satisfiest the desire of every living thing"
Preceding Entry: Explain God as Principle. Explain God as personal, loving Father.
Following Entry: Describe the foundation principle of Truth.