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"Remember who you are"

Knowing ourselves involves looking beyond the usual statistics.

From the September 1999 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One Of My Favorite Movies is The Lion King. One poignant scene in the movie depicts the young lion, Simba, confused and unsure of how to go forward in his life. The spirit of his father, Mufasa, speaks to him: "Remember who you are." He was reminding him that he was born to be king, to lead his subjects with courage, wisdom, and love.

When we are faced with a challenge of any sort, it would be beneficial for us, too, to remember who we are. This understanding goes beyond a personal family history or even what seems a promising or not so promising future. We are God's children, created in His image, and blessed by Him.

What is the effect of correctly identifying ourselves in this way? Our daily prayer, and our thoughts and lives, become more spiritually based as we acknowledge God, divine Mind, to be our one, true Parent and recognize His loving control over us. We seek God's guidance throughout our day in order to use every opportunity to express divine Love, the source of our true nature. We learn that we are, in fact, God's perfect reflection, knowing only what He knows, seeing only what He sees, hearing only what He unfolds to us, acting only upon His direction. Our thought is uplifted and our activities take on new meaning, enriched, selfless, and full of gratitude.

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