Shakespeare's famous truth is more relevant than ever:
"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so." (Hamlet Act 2/Scene 2)
Where are thoughts coming from? Are they random? Can we decide which thoughts to think, which gods to serve? Is God in charge of our thinking?
Often it seems not easy to make the distinction between a thinking that is flowing from God and a thinking that might seem to be our thinking while it actually isn't, but there is help. I have come to approach thoughts as friends. My best friend in the world - and your best friend - is God. So thoughts that feel like friends are from God and I keep them. Thoughts that don't feel like friends, are not from God but most likely from the ego or general atmosphere where thoughts float around on a generic, not individual way. God's thoughts never harm or irritate us, they foster peace, nourish patience, and support equality.
To drive home this point, I wrote a children's article here. It is really an honor to get published in a publication by The Christian Science Publishing Society.
Who is writing?
In my work as Christian Science practitioner and writer I draw on listening to God and listening to people.