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From the May 1938 issue of The Christian Science Journal

How often has the expression, "Be yourself!" uttered goodnaturedly but with no thought of its deeper implications, aroused one from a sense of pride, anger, or gloom, and healed a situation that might have led to friction and discord! Even this casual use of the expression is an admission that one has a better selfhood than the one that is seen in ill nature. But to the Christian Scientist, who knows something of spiritual identity, finding the real self means entertaining only the perfect ideas of divine Mind, and eliminating the erroneous suggestions that represent anything less than the image and likeness of God.