Just be yourself
I have much in my heart still to say about this week’s events, but today am led to share a tiny conversation I had with God the other day.
It’s becoming clear to me that I’m at some sort of crossroads in my life. I could go in any number of different directions—there are many activities and pursuits that appeal to me. (Christian Science, of course, remains at the heart of it all.)
So I talked about it with God. I asked Him, What’s right to do? What would be wrong? What do You want me to do?
And I heard back, in the gentlest sigh of support, Laura, just be yourself.
I felt a cool wash of relief bathe over me at this. I can do that? I thought. That’s all right with You?
That’s all I’ve ever wanted for you, He replied. Just be yourself and all the rest will follow.
And it seems to me that much of my energy in the past has been spent trying to be good or successful or righteous, but I’ve never focused on just being myself. Now, I can feel a budding understanding of how effortless being myself will be, and therefore my energy can be spent on other things, such as helping others.
Just be yourself. As you understand how your selfhood reflects the Divine, what a blessing it becomes to embody it!
Some gentle whispers from Mary Baker Eddy:
Self-knowledge, humility, and love are divine strength.--Miscellaneous Writings
He who gains self-knowledge, self-control, and the kingdom of heaven within himself, within his own consciousness, is saved through Christ, Truth.--First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany
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