Breaking the Self-barrier

Today we stand at the door of a new world, a world of shrinking distances but of expanding horizons. Before us is spread a vast array of new ideas, new techniques, new opportunities. In the realm of thinkers the word impossible is seldom heard. Barriers of all sorts are being scaled or shattered, falling before the onward march of released thought.

In the midst of these new concepts and changing scenes, in the breaking up of earthbound limits, one may well ask what his concept of self is. Is he confined within the walls of corporeality, bounded by personal sense, or has he accepted the fact that man springs from Mind and is the self-expression of the unlimited God?

Perhaps the most challenging wall which confronts mankind is what might be called the self-barrier, the concept of a self separated from and foreign to the divine Ego, or I am, called God. This mortal egotistical concept of self claims to be the most solid and plaguing wall in one's experience. Christian Science alone can penetrate its apparent density and usher one into the realm of boundless possibilities.

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A Commandment for Family Use
December 3, 1966

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