Which way do you see yourself? As a lacking mortal struggling to plod through a material sense of existence, or as an immortal living your full and abundant spiritual life now?
There is a big difference in effect between the two outlooks.
To believe one is a mortal, is to start from a flawed premise, namely, the belief that life is fraught with vulnerabilities, susceptible to lack, confined by limited possibilities and often faced with depressing options.
To know one is immortal, is to live one’s spiritual life now. There is no waiting. An immortal does not work up to perfection, but out from it. He does not see lack. He sees ways to express abundance. He is not afraid of disease, for he knows unfailing health. He does not dread death, for he knows eternal Life. He doesn’t worry about tomorrow, but enjoys a full and abounding life today.
God created you spiritual. God gave you eternal life. And you are living it now. The human timeline of birth, maturity, death, is not part of your history with God. It is as a shadow passing in the night that leaves no impression behind.
Think right. Live right. Identify with immortality and reap the benefits.
“Dear reader, which mind-picture or externalized thought shall be real to you, — the material or the spiritual? Both you cannot have. You are bringing out your own ideal. This ideal is either temporal or eternal. Either Spirit or matter is your model. If you try to have two models, then you practically have none. Like a pendulum in a clock, you will be thrown back and forth, striking the ribs of matter and swinging between the real and the unreal” Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 360.