“The good you do and embody gives you the only power obtainable.” (Science and Health, page 192)
If we want to be powerful, we have to be good. We can’t find strength and might and success when we are not embodying, fully embracing and exemplifying goodness. Evil is not power because it has no God in it, no Life in it, no Truth to it. It may appear to have presence and strength, but it is based on nothing real or substantial.
In proportion to your individual expression of good are you empowered. As we rid ourselves of those actions and qualities that don’t find a place in God—Who is omnipotent—we discover just that much more power, the very capacity that can continue to put evil in its place and cause us to win.
A you that is good and doing good is not foreign or to you. It is not some ideal that is out of your reach, or that comes and goes. God made you good. He created you so that what feels most right and real to you is goodness. Accept this potent Truth of your own being and don’t argue against yourself, against God and what He caused. Realize that you are good, and that you love being good, seeing good, doing good. Recognize that anything that doesn’t express God, His rightness and love, isn’t appealing or natural to you at all.
Be yourself. Be good. Win the day and bless the world while you are at it!
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One of my grandfather’s sayings “Be yourself”
Thank you for your helpful blog.
Thanks, Char! You’re grandfather was wise!