Be yourself

Anyone who has been involved in drama or theater productions knows about portraying a fictitious character. But don’t we all sometimes play roles, knowingly or unknowingly? We may find ourselves acting in ways that include elements of selfishness, anger, or dishonesty—qualities we wish not to express.

In a way, it comes back to the popular mantra, “Be yourself!” We each have a unique spiritual identity, comprised only of good qualities that we reflect from God. And being authentic really means being true to this perfect identity. Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, wrote in Science and Health, “The divine Mind maintains all identities, from a blade of grass to a star, as distinct and eternal” (p. 70). And, later, she added: “Identity is the reflection of Spirit, the reflection in multifarious forms of the living Principle, Love. Soul is the substance, Life, and intelligence of man, which is individualized, but not in matter” (p. 477).

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