Essay on The Basic Ideas Of Science Of Mind
“Truly to know yourself is to realize deeply, sincerely, and constantly that you are made in the image and likeness of God. Therefore, all God-like qualities are inherent in you. How, then, could you be inferior to anyone? It would be impossible!”
The Basic Ideas of Science of Mind, pg. 47
Spirituality / Personality We must be able to distinguish our personality from our spirituality. Our personality expresses habits and memories. Our spirituality expresses divine qualities. We 're not just human. Our personality is not 'just the way we are. ' Our personality is the way we think (feel and remember), and the way we think we are. Our spirituality is the way we really are.
Superior / Inferior I 've never found a proponent of the Science of Mind who suffers from an inferiority complex, unless it is in the guise of a superiority complex; and there are plenty in this movement who suffer that pain, needlessly. It is a complex issue, but it doesn 't matter if you consider yourself inferior or superior to anyone else; you are wrong either way. Holmes points out that it is impossible to know you are made of divine qualities and still think that you are inferior to others; but an inferiority complex is not our problem. You couldn 't know of your own divinity and still think yourself inferior, but you could think you are superior to others. You could think of yourself as a Mother Superior, a Father Divine, a god among men, a goddess! If your…