It’s a question many people struggle with, “How do I work with a person who has a negative attitude?”
The answer in Christian Science is, “See beyond the negative attitude to the positive Mind of God that governs all of God’s children!”
A negative attitude does not come from God, and thus has no power behind it to remain in place. It can be dissolved with the reality that God is the only Mind governing man, and that God always has a positive outlook.
God sees the good in everyone. God does not behold evil. God sees reasons to be joyful. God knows that everything is working together for a favorable outcome. And God causes that favorable outcome to occur. God never has a reason to be mopey, dark, complaining, grumpy, unsatisfied, unhappy or negative. God is a positive Mind. And all of God’s children reflect the positive outlook of divine Mind.
When faced with negativity, it’s our opportunity to demonstrate the truth about divine Mind.
Divine Mind is our Mind, and we remain our best when we reflect the divine Mind’s inspired outlook and attitude.
A step to success when faced with negativity, is to never let another person’s negativity become our negativity. We must deny the negativity any reality and see the reality of the one positive Mind of God in its place. As we hold to the reality of the one positive Mind, the positivity of divine Mind keeps our thinking in a lofty place. Our spiritual perspective keeps our thinking from being pulled down and has a good effect on others around us.
As Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “Spirit is positive” (Science and Health, p. 173). Mind is Spirit. You are spiritual. God created you, and your neighbor, with a positive spiritual Mind to express. Keep on expressing it, no matter what the material senses report around you, and your experience will stay in a positive place.