Don’t take it personally

This article was originally published in The Christian Science Monitor.

“Don’t take it personally”: sometimes that can be easier said than done. If we’re on the receiving end of a negative attitude, a challenging confrontation, or a disappointing response that focuses on petty details, it can be hard to rise above those circumstances in order to avoid “taking it personally.”

But I’ve found that through the study of Christian Science, this rising can be achieved. It’s not a matter of willpower, positive thinking, or stoicism, but about letting God, divine Mind, raise our thought to higher spiritual understanding. Specifically, rising to an appreciation of the spiritual concept of the “impersonal” in Christian Science has been a help to me in such instances.

So if you find yourself facing a discordant situation at work, in the home, or elsewhere regarding other people, it might be helpful to look further into this concept.

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