C.S. Lewis Original Audio Recording
Broadcasted on BBC radio on 21st March 1944
“…the very first step towards getting a real self is to forget about the Self. It will come only if you’re looking for something else.
That holds, you know, even for earthly matters.
Even in literature or art, no man who cares about originality will ever be original. It’s the man who’s only thinking about doing a good job or telling the truth who becomes really original, and doesn’t notice it.
Even in social life, you never make a good impression on other people until you’ve stopped thinking what sort of impression you make.
That principle runs all through life from the top to the bottom. Give up your self, and you’ll find your real self. Lose your life, and you will save it. Submit to death - submit with every fiber of your being - and you’ll find eternal life.
Look for Christ, and you’ll get Him - and with Him, everything else thrown in.
Look for yourself, and you’ll get only hatred, loneliness, despair, and ruin.”