by Bicknell Young
“Memory” is a word indicating the conscious nature of Mind, in which Truth is so vivid, constant, clear, that everything humanly essential may be recalled instantly by means of its light. On the other hand, everything we may be entertaining that is humanly afflictive may be properly obliterated. It is a poor use of memory to review error. The real man has no memory of sin, and we must learn to live in the present instead of minding the past or the future. The past and the future are unreal at this moment. And, because everything good is possible to man right now, you have only to live in the present moment to be equal to it.
Don’t be stampeded by the belief that memory can fail. That’s just the belief that brains think and can be impaired by time. There isn’t any thinking matter, and no function of Mind can be impaired. Getting away from these material views is spiritualizing thought so that your “memory” will improve. Absolutely speaking, man does not have a memory. He does not remember, but knows by reflection. Nothing is ever lost to the one infinite consciousness for an instant and, as our mentality more and more approximates infinite consciousness, we shall be freed from the belief that we are dependent upon human expedients and records.
In one sense, there is no memory. Memory demonstrated is consciousness, the infinity of Mind. In Science you cannot forget anything, and you must get an understanding of the fact that you think with Mind, not with matter. Then you will have no fear of loss of memory.