Be kind to yourself

Recently, I have had a number of discussions with a dear friend about spirituality. We talked about how loving yourself from a spiritual standpoint leads to loving others more clearly and deeply. Loving ourselves without judgment is also required. It is essential. 

As individual ideas of God and the reflection of divine Love, when we see ourselves as perfect children of God and claim the truth of this spiritual fact, we see that everyone around us is also inherently sinless, spiritual. We find ourselves looking into “the face of God” when we see our fellow man.

Acknowledging that our identity is entirely Spirit-based, allowing ourselves this kindness, without applying human judgment, opens our thought to how the divine power works in our lives. We get personal sense out of the way and see the healing, loving, guidance of the Christ-idea living through us. We recognize the “man” of God’s creating (see Science and Health, p. 475), open our thought to perfection and peace, and let this view inform our actions. Like a beautiful spring flower coming into bloom, every development in our lives becomes full of purpose and joy.

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