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The healing effect of true self-knowledge
It’s tough to overstate the role self-knowledge plays in our lives. There’s lots to say about it, but I’ve found something in Mary Baker Eddy’s writings especially interesting.
In her striking article “The Way,” found in Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, Mrs. Eddy writes about what it takes to grow in our understanding and practice of Christian Science: “This absolute demonstration of Science must be revived. To consummate this desideratum, mortal mind must pass through three stages of growth” (p. 355). She goes on to name and describe these three stages in detail: self-knowledge, humility, and love. Let’s take that first stage and really dive in.