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Pleasure

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I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me

fast. When I run, I feel his pleasure.
— Eric Liddell
Believing that there is an Infinite Law of the Spirit, or Law
of Life, which tends to multiply our gifts, because in so doing
It multiplies Its own experience, Its own pleasure, Its own
fruition; we may assume that spiritual man is already a
success, is already supplied with everything that he needs.
— “The Science of Mind,” page 271


     Whenever I see a slow-motion sequence on TV or in a
movie, I instantly go to the song from “Chariots of Fire,”
the British historical drama that is based on the true
story of two British athletes in the 1924 Olympics, Eric Liddell
and Harold Abrahams. Liddell was a devout Scottish Christian
who ran for the glory of God and Abrahams was an English Jew
who ran to overcome prejudice. Luke 12:32 offers, “Do not be
afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you
the kingdom.” And yet my mind races in different directions
when I hear the term “pleasure.”
     In Freud’s psychoanalytic theory of personality, the pleasure
principle is the driving force of the id that seeks immediate gratification
of all needs, wants, urges and the avoidance of pain. In
other words, the pleasure principle strives to fulfill our most basic
and primitive urges, including hunger, thirst, anger and sex. Discoveries
made in the 1950s initially suggested that rodents could
not stop electrically stimulating parts of their brains, mainly the
nucleus accumbens (theorized to produce great pleasure).
     We are spiritual beings having a human experience, and pleasure
is a part of that. Pleasure is a good thing! When we go to the
place of pleasure being bad, that is an opportunity to us to poke
a little at where that belief came from. Yes, there are a whole lot
of things tied up in that word, and maybe we can change the way
we think about it. God is in all things.



AFFIRMATION

My spiritual practice in all of its forms brings me pleasure
and peace.


Daily Guide Thursday February 15, 2018 – Science Of Mind Magazine



 

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