Series 1 - Lesson 1 - Annotation 16
How are we helped by affirming Truth?
16. As explained in Series 1 Lesson 1 Annotation 13, through the practice of affirming Truth, we consciously "feed" our soul with the substance of God, our "daily bread," in the form of divine ideas. As we daily affirm words of Truth, we are making our mind a storehouse of the principles of Being (God). However, our conscious phase of mind, the thinking faculty, which is constantly in touch with the outer world through the five senses, needs disciplining and help. Affirmation of Truth keeps the consciousness up to the Truth level whenever we are tempted to think or feel that which is not true. Affirming Truth (eating of our "daily bread") gives us courage and confidence to meet the experiences of daily living, and stimulates us to reach for higher goals.
The greatest help to be received from affirming Truth is that it causes us to arrive at the state of consciousness where we no longer find it necessary to say actual words — we think the Truth habitually; we feel Truth habitually; we act habitually in accordance with Truth. We have identified ourself with Truth until it is manifested through us both consciously and subconsciously. Just as the eating of our food each day provides the body with the various elements it needs as it goes through the processes of mastication, digestion, and assimilation, so our mind can "eat" of words of Truth masticating, digesting, and assimilating the ideas that are back of the words.