It is generally accepted that humans acquire information through their physical senses. They see, hear, feel, taste, and smell with the organs mortal mind has defined for them. If one looks, however, at the definitions of ears and eyes in the Glossary of "Science and Health" it is clear that man's real, spiritual senses are active expressions of right thinking and reflection, not more or less passive receptors of whatever false belief throws his way. In addition to hearing and seeing, the other three senses are also spiritually employed in the Bible or writings of Mary Baker Eddy. Her "Communion Hymn" speaks of feeling the power of the Word. Psalm 34: 8 says: "O taste and see that the Lord is good". II Corinthians 2: 14 says: "Now thanks be to God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour [smell, odor] of his knowledge by us in every place." Those who wait with anticipatory material senses to experience God's presence and power have a very long and fruitless vigil awaiting them.
We have all doubtlessly learned by now that it is not enough to limply accept and then foolishly declare that we are God's perfect spiritual reflections. This reflection must be understood and demonstrated, and understanding and demonstration require the use of our spiritual senses--in addition to a lot of study, thought, and prayer. "The senses of Spirit abide in Love, and they demonstrate Truth and Life." (S&H 274: 12-13)