"The gardener plants his seed and waits joyfully for the harvest. So the one who uses the Science of Mind must realize that he does not put vitality into his thought, he merely experiences the result of the vitality already inherent in the Mind Principle."
We must learn to trust the law of growth. We do not force a seed into a full grown plant. There is a law of evolution or unfoldment in nature which does this in logical sequence.
There is no mental coercion in using the Law of Mind any more than there would be in using the creative law of the fertility of the soil. We plant a seed in it, it evolves a plant. To plant a seed of thought and then uproot it through doubt, denial, undue haste or anxiety, is to neutralize our own effort. It would be like planting corn and then uprooting it every few days to see if it were growing. We must learn to trust this law of growth since it is a natural part of the order of Cause and Effect.
We must be careful and never think of this Law as though it were two forces. There is no good and evil in themselves. There is merely One Life Force, but there is more than one way to use It. If we have been using It in a limited way, we can reverse the process and use It in a less limited way.
Evil is brought to us through the same law which produces good. If we would no longer experience evil, we must no longer think about it or act on it. If we would project an abundance of everything worth while, we must be free from anxiety or any sense of pressure, particularly we must guard against any sense of discouragement, for all of these are inversions of the Life Principle.
The gardener plants his seed and waits joyfully for the harvest. So the one who uses the Science of Mind must realize that he does not put vitality into his thought, he merely experiences the result of the vitality already inherent in the Mind Principle. There is neither strain, concentration, nor any particular effort of the will needed in doing this, but there must be a careful weeding out of negative thoughts; and there should be a great sense of joy and thanksgiving, and an enthusiastic acceptance as we wait for the certain harvest.
~Dr. Ernest Holmes, excerpted for; "Science of Mind Magazine" February 1956~