Series 2 - Lesson 4 - Annotation 19
Why is it necessary to be still in order to come into a realization of Truth?
19. The realization of Truth cannot come to a mind that is not still, but is concerned with the exterior world. A divided mind cannot receive the revelations of God; these come only to a mind that is still, that is alert and concentrated on the "still small voice" (I Kings 19:12). Truth is the vision, the ideal we perceive through soul insight, and if the "sight" is turned outward it is not insight. When the soul is still, we are offering God a listening and a heeding attitude. We will then receive the true guidance that can help us to go about our business in the outer world.
Prayer is the line of conscious communion between us and our Creator. In the "Secret place of the Most High" (Psalms 91:1) within our own being, we appropriate the divine ideas that belong to God consciousness. It is in this "secret place" of prayer that we learn that the will of our Father is for our highest good. Only in the stillness can the full revelation come to our soul. For prayer to be effectual, we need to abide in the realization that our true place is in the one creative Mind, where all is peace and harmony. Therefore, we must learn to keep silence before God; to still the false reports of the senses that impinge on our consciousness, so that we may listen to the "still small voice" that will teach us all things — even the deep things of God.
Preceding Entry: What place has order in Divine Mind and in man's consciousness?
Following Entry: What is meant by the statement, "I will put my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it" (Jer. 31:33)?