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This Is Better Than A Good Memory

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They Couldn’t Believe He Did It

For over an hour we stood in an ever-growing line waiting for the concert hall to open. All around us we could hear people speaking in hushed tones. One woman behind us whispered, “You think he’ll show up? After all, he is ninety years old.” Someone else said, “I can’t believe he’s still touring. What if he cancels?”

Well he did show up. His fingers flew up and down the keyboard faster than the wings of a hummingbird. He played the audience as well as he played the piano. At moments we laughed; at times we fought to hold back tears. Sometimes we sat mesmerized by the dazzling display of virtuosity. And this so-called ninety-year-old man played these thousands of notes all from memory. All from memory.

Memory Is Highly Overrated

My mom says her memory isn’t what it used to be. Some of my friends tell me the same thing. So what! If it seems like you can’t remember things like you used to, count your blessings. Memory is highly overrated. Good memory or bad memory, what does it matter? They both are the activities of a mind that does not exist. Memory is the illusory function of an illusory mind.

Reader, the memory-mind is not your mind. It was never your mind. Maybe they labeled your mind as a slow-learning mind, or some other mental disorder. So what, it was never your mind. Furthermore, you are not at the mercy of a dysfunctional mind. Enough about the illusion. From here on, it’s all good news.

The Mind That You Are Knows Everything, But Remembers Nothing

There is but One Mind, and God is that Mind. God does not have this Mind. God is this Mind. Naturally, Mind is infinite and all-knowing. This all-knowing, infinite Mind is the Mind that You Are. You don’t have this Mind. The one and only Mind is the substance of the I Am that You Are.

My greatest discovery about the Mind you and I are, is that it does not remember a thing – nothing. Therefore, this Mind is never in danger of forgetting a thing. RATHER THAN REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING, MIND REMAINS IN A CONSTANT STATE OF KNOWING.

It Is Practical

Reader, enjoy the practical implications of what you just read. Stop trying to remember a name or a fact. Instead, as the one all-knowing Mind, know that you know it, and you will find this to be true. Suddenly, the name, or the fact, will come forth in your awareness.

The same goes for your keys and your wallet. Stop rummaging through drawers and ransacking the den trying to find them. Instead “be still and know” that as the One, All-Knowing Mind, you know the location of everything you need at the present moment.

As for the concert pianist, maybe he didn’t memorize a thousand notes. More likely he just knew them.

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A New President – A Great Opportunity

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This blog post about the recent Presidential election is a podcast.

You Can Listen Here.

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What Everyone Should Know About The News

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Do You Get The Bad News Blues?

Many of my friends don’t watch the news. “Too depressing,” they say. One time a friend asked me, “Allen, don’t you ever get the news blues?”

My short and quick answer used to be (and it was enough), “I don’t read the papers, and I don’t own a television.” That means nothing now. As soon as the computer fires up, news bytes flash somewhere on my computer screen. You can’t escape hearing or seeing the news, so the answer is in how you process the news.

It’s all in the processing. Reader, when I was a so-called teenager, I devoured the writings of Emma Curtis Hopkins. I read her books, especially High Mysticism, from front to back. Sometimes I read from back to front – just to switch things up a bit.

I Couldn’t Stop Reading This

While reading one of her Bible studies, I came across two sentences. I read them several times. I couldn’t stop reading them. When I tried to turn the page, those sentence were like a short leash pulling my attention back to them. Immediately, I knew they were true. Here they are:

ALL HUMAN HISTORY IS BUT THE TRANSCRIPTION OF A DREAM. IT NEVER HAPPENED AT ALL.

That, my friend, is how I process the news. But let’s dig deeper into those two sentences.

If It’s Not God, It’s Not.

God (Love) is the only Activity. God (Love) is the only Actor. If the activity you read about is not Love in action, it is not happening and never did happen.

When you read the newspaper, or hear a newsflash, ask yourself, “Is this God (Love in action)?” If your answer is “No,” then regard it as you would any other novel or television dramedy. Simply know THIS IS NOT REAL. IT IS NOT HAPPENING. GOD IS ALL.

You may be asking, “Does this help?” The answer is “No” if you are merely saying words. But if you are KNOWING that it is not real, you will see, and you will hear, the evidence of your knowing. This also goes for the seemingly “bad” news you may hear in your home, in your neighborhood, or in the workplace.

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