Understanding Is The Key

Understanding Is The Key

In a 1961 Los Angeles Seminar Mrs. Laird said: “Realization is the function of Truth as understanding.”   This direct presence of Mind in action as realization or understanding constitutes man.  God’s self-knowledge is man! The fundamental...
Considering Mind

Considering Mind

I recall participating in a fabulous IMS teleconference, in which we studied Practice Not Profession by Margaret Laird, in its entirety, over five sessions. On page 47 of that paper, Mrs. Laird writes, “No individual has a mind that can hate.” That...
Let It Be!

Let It Be!

What is this thing called “practice” that we, as Metaphysical Scientists, are supposed to do?  Practice what? I always thought to practice was to do over and over until I got it right. If perfection is all there is, what’s to practice?  Is there any...
Living Is Not A Second-Hand Experience!

Living Is Not A Second-Hand Experience!

 I first came across the term “unlived life” in Margaret Laird’s 1956 Laird Letters, and have seldom, if ever, seen her use it elsewhere. Like much of her writing, that curious word juxtaposition reeled me in: What is an “unlived life?” I...
Its Very Funny…

Its Very Funny…

Socrates was sitting in the Athens marketplace, 399 B.C., asking the younger generation “Is excellence still possible?” The older generation was too busy for nonsense. The context for his question was their magnificent Greek culture collapsing around them....
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