“We must reverse our feeble flutterings—our efforts to find life and truth in matter—and rise above the testimony of the material senses, above the mortal to the immortal idea of God. These clearer, higher views inspire the God-like man to reach the absolute centre and circumference of his being.” (Science and Health, page 262)
Most of us yearn to know ourselves and our potential better. We want to feel at peace with who we are and to discover and live a life that feels expansive and satisfying.
If we are to achieve these right-minded goals, we may have to change focus and direction. Seeking the truth of ourselves and of infinite possibilities in material life and physical presentations is never going to give us the full and true story. We can’t discover the limitless ideal in the limited sense-testimony.
Turn eagerly and often from that accepted picture of yourself as flawed and ignorant, or a victim of circumstances, stuck in a life that is less than glorious. The clearer, higher views can only be found by looking to God, Truth, the very Source of your being. This Creator made you to express Him—to manifest His qualities and goodness and capacity. God loves His idea and knows that what He made is just right.
We reach the center, the heart of our being, through divine Love. And when we get to that essence, that very heart and intention of ourselves, we discover that the circumference of our being is Love as well. This Love is our Life, and it keeps us comfortably protected and safe within its borders, and yet its boundary, the possible reach of our lives as Love, is truly infinite!
These messages are based on passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. These books are our “pastor” in Christian Science. Come back every Tuesday and Thursday for fresh inspiration. Or get a free subscription to receive an inspirational message like this one every morning directly to your inbox by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “subscribe” in the subject line. A downloadable compilation of categorized messages is also available by request.