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The Full Life

From the January 1972 issue of The Christian Science Journal


When a family is constantly on the go— involved in community organizations, volunteer work, sports, scholastics, and social activities—most people would agree this family is living the full life. On the other hand, the individual who lives alone and belongs to no community organizations may be regarded as living a somewhat barren life.

Actually, in both cases, the exact opposite of human opinion may be true. The busy family may be living a life devoid of spiritual activity from lack of time, while the individual living alone may be an active spiritual thinker and healer.

What really constitutes the full life? It is a constant awareness of the allness of God, Mind, and the demonstration of His omnipotence in daily life through loving, giving, and healing. The Psalmist put it this way : "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." Ps. 16:11; 

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