Science of Mind in its broadest and truest sense includes the best there is in science, religion, and philosophy. Science of Mind is not a personal opinion, nor is it a special revelation. It is the result of the best thought of the ages. It borrows much of its light from others, but in so doing does not rob anyone, for Truth is universal and never personal. We need the entire revelation of the whole world, and even with this we shall have little enough. The universe is impersonal. It gives alike to all. It is no respecter of persons. It values each alike. The philosopher, the priest, and the professor, the humanitarian and the empire builder, all have caught some gleam of the eternal glory and each has spoken in his own tongue that language which is, of itself, universal.
Science is a knowledge of facts that are provable. Science is not opinion but knowledge; a demonstrable truth of which there may be a practical application. Science reveals universal truths and gives them to the world as practical values and usable facts.
Science of Mind does not scoff at the words or works of medical science, for instance. They both work to help and heal humanity. Science of Mind is a complement to medical science and when so understood and practiced will help heal the world of its physical infirmities. The world of knowledge needs to be knit together and not pulled apart. We have no objection to any form of healing. What we insist on is that there can be no permanent healing of the body without a correspondingly permanent poise in the mental and emotional life. Psychosomatic medicine has shown that mental disturbances, conscious or subjective, produce physical reactions in the body. If the body is to be permanently well one’s mental life must be creative, peaceful, and happy. This is the purpose of any mental healing, whether it be approached from the psychological or the metaphysical angle. Psychology and metaphysics are but two ends of the same thing; they must meet somewhere in consciousness and merge into a perfect unit.
Science of Mind teaches that there is a favorable physical reaction, an effect, which follows a pattern of thought incorporating ideas of health, for the Law of Cause and Effect governs everything. Similarly, it is held that right thinking will result in a greater experience of success and abundance. A successful man thinks success and the Law of Mind that reacts has no other choice than to produce an effect corresponding to the causative idea. The road to freedom lies, not through mysteries or occult performances, but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws.