Living your life list

Who doesn't have a list of things to do and places to go, sometime? I've found a way to begin living my life list right now, rather than dreaming it might come true one day—by understanding my evolving role in God's universal harmony.

Mary Baker Eddy's primary work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, has focused the meaning of the term Soul for me by using it as another name for God. I've found that seeing things from God's—hence, Soul's—perspective gives deeper meaning to our experiences, small and big.

For example, I can engage with Soul's artistry in beholding an exquisite sculpture or the audacity of a purple sunset. Or in appreciating the crisp purity of an act of unselfish giving. Soul expresses itself as the heavenly qualities that make things distinct and beautiful—such as the elegant design of an unfurling fern frond, known by the Maori as koru. Soul manifests in each of us a unique expression of harmony, unselfishness, unchanging calm, glorious freedom, abundant satisfaction, and sinless joy. These elements of God's creating help me better appreciate life's whole picture.

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... so God said, 'Do a new thing'
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