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False landmarks

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    Susanne
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    “Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea. Gladness to leave the false landmarks and joy to see them disappear, — this disposition helps to precipitate the ultimate harmony. The purification of sense and self is a proof of progress. “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.””

    Leaving the old for the new… leaving the false landmarks… and joy to see them disappear.

    The question arises: What are these false landmarks? Can I give an example of them? If a landmark is something that guides us, such as a lighthouse for the mariner, then what would it be? What is Mrs. Eddy referring to?

    Things that come to mind: self-will, self-righteousness, doubt, anxiety, trust in the material, such as medicine, bad habits, or labels like “I am _____” (unworthy, a worry-wart, incapable, etc.)

    What are other examples of “false landmarks” that we are happy to see disappear through “purification of sense and self”?

    #3546
    Florence
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    What comes to mind as false landmarks would be, pride of possession, pride of achievement, pride of position, reliance on people, ingratitude,
    “a closed heart,” due to the fear of being hurt, all false concepts that lead us away from our walk with God and the falsity that we can do anything without God.

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