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Maintaining satisfying relationships

From the April 1983 issue of The Christian Science Journal


How we relate to each other touches everyone. There's hardly a moment when we're not dealing with some relationship in our family, among friends, in business, or in our daily routine.

There's a spiritual basis for maintaining satisfying relationships. We can depend on it in our own experience at home with our family or in active daily life with others. We can also apply it in helping nations and all mankind to find a higher and more solid basis for working together in peace.

This spiritual basis for building a satisfying relationship is the understanding of God as All and of man as His complete expression, at one with Him. All real being is in God because He is the Supreme Being; He is All. There's nothing outside His allness. He has no limits, borders, or edges. And since He is totality itself, He can know nothing beside Himself and His infinite manifestation. He includes within His own self-completeness every right and good idea. All these ideas in their completeness constitute man in his true being. So an incomplete man would be impossible. Also, an isolated man separated from God would be impossible. Man is the conscious idea of the divine Mind, or all-knowing God. He's always within that Mind and expresses the harmony that governs the relationships of all of Mind's ideas.

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