People are always trying to fill themselves not realizing that they are already filled themselves. They are over-eating, and over-spending, trying to fill the void, which does not really exist. They can never be satisfied. The whole process of “having what you want” draws our consciousness away from , “what we’ve got”. We are always looking for something else. That is why philosophers are telling us to “Be Here Now” instead of hoping for something in the future that does not exist. Happiness is turning our consciousness to “what we’ve got,” which is beyond description.
BEHOLDING THE MAN
From the September 1899 issue of The Christian Science Journal
A beautiful flower, when viewed through a defective pane of glass, may appear unsightly. Likewise many a noble character is obscured from us by our own misconceptions. What a grand thought it is to think that man is perfect, and that his seeming imperfections are but the improper discernment of him because of the error which clouds human thought—but this clouded thought does not compose the man. The pure in heart shall see Good, shall see it everywhere, shall see the good that is everywhere now. Evil is a dingy glass through which brother looks at brother and thinks he sees a devil. Let us look deeper, let us see behind the glass, the dingy pane of human judgment, and see our fellow-man as we would like to have him see us—a perfect creature of a perfect Creator. Jesus saw the perfect man, and said. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect.” “Henceforth know we no man after the flesh,” says the Scripture. When we see man and the universe aright we shall see it as God sees it; and when we see it as He sees it, we shall see it perfectly, we shall see that it is perfect.