Mary Baker Eddy is the discoverer and founder of Christian Science. Here are some wise words from her that may have a familiar ring.
Letter from Mary Baker Eddy:
I have learned a great secret.
I have learned how to demonstrate.
I have learned how to make my science a thing of life and not words–and I am going to tell you what the wonderful secret is, for it is wonderful.
It is this…
Not to see or hear or report any kind of imperfection.
It is seeing, hearing and reporting good, and good only at all times, and under all circumstances and in spite of everything that appears to the contrary.
I make that resolution every morning when I first open my eyes and I renew it every hour of the day. I see perfection…a perfect cause and a perfect effect; a perfect God and a perfect man/woman…and I refuse to make any exception.
I refuse to admit the slightest imperfection of myself, my friends, my so-called enemies, in my affairs and in the world’s affairs.
I take my radical stand for perfection of God and of everything and everybody God has created. I look out on the world with God eyes and I see it just as God sees it and I refuse to see it in any other way. I don’t try except for one day at a time.
I stop a dozen times a day and renew the resolve to make sure that I am not repeating error, or giving way to fear or criticism.
I watch my thoughts about people, the lame, the old, the unlovely (to sense), that I pass in the street and even about inanimate things and stray animals, and I exempt nothing. I have taken my radical stand for perfection and I will not, absolutely will not, relax that standard. The result has been simply marvelous.
Do it and you will find that you forget your glasses, they will be unnecessary. You will be seeing with God’s eyes…God’s perfect sight and you will behold a perfect universe–the outward condition of your inward thinking.
To change the picture one must change the thought, which produces the picture.