In The Personal Concept (1951), metaphysician Margaret Laird refutes the supposition that humanity could ever be just what is seen in the mirror — a two-legged animal subject to forces beyond its control. Metaphysical Science, she writes, is “the calculus of Spirit enabling us to live subjectively, to live as consciousness, to live ideas,” and such living can dissolve limitations and problems experienced when we mistakenly self-identify as persons. “You see a picture of yourself on the mantel,” she writes. “You do not think that the picture is yourself. The picture identifies the fact that you are, but entirely misstates what you are. The personal concept is a picture of man but can tell you nothing about man. We learn in Science not to depend on the personal concept for anything. Things are only finite and limited to the sense that defines and outlines them personally. Science interprets existence as it actually is — and enables one to evaluate properly whatever arises in consciousness.”
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