The following four excerpts are about the need to keep the sense of person out of treatment:
In 1893 Mrs. Eddy wrote to Ann Otis:
Never address the person who errs by treating them mentally, or treating yourself against it. Never recognize the person in your argument—you must not. But take it up, the error, only, and never doctor the error much but make yourself so conscious of the opposite Truth that the error disappears, e.g., Know that nothing can come to you, or go from you, but what God sends, and therefore, that no mortal mind can influence you; for only one Mind exists, and this is Immortal Love. Overcome the evil mind with good. Never talk to it, or of it, but hold steadfastly to Good, Love, and do not feel that any other power exists. This will deliver you. If you dwell in thought on any person, it will hinder you from overcoming personality in your healing and casting out sin. There is no personality, and this is more important to know than that there is no disease. Your lifelong mistake has been your strong sense of personality. Drop it and remember you can never rid yourself of the seeming effects from a personality while holding in mind this personality. The way is to put it wholly out of mind and keep before your thought the right model.23
In 1894 Mrs. Eddy wrote Clara Shannon:
. . . think of an error as having no cause whatever. If it is hate or envy, think of it as no part of individuality, but ● ● ●
23. L05468, letter in The Mary Baker Eddy Collection.
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