An excerpt from the article “Body”
by Mary Baker Eddy
“Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.” Just so long as you are trying to spiritualize body, or to heal the body through your own mental effort, just so long as you are trying to create health, you are laboring in vain, for you are trying to do God’s part, to do that which has already been done.
We live in a universe of perfect form. Not only our body but all that is formed is literally the body of God and is perfect now. To believe that the infinite substance has been malformed through the ignorant mental activity of the individual, and must be redeemed and perfected through the same activity is to see not one power, but two. There is no condition of the body. There is nothing to be rebuilt or straightened or healed. There is nothing to change. There is nothing needed but to see God. “Stand ye still and see the salvation of the Lord.”
All that we need to do – and it will keep us busy – is to train our thought faithfully and persistently in the acknowledgment of the truth of God’s presence, train it to judge righteous judgment, to see God and God only, to think God and God only. Having accepted the omnipresence, hold to it no matter what the apparent condition may seem to be. In treating yourself, never deal with appearances or symptoms. Do not center your thought on organs or functions. Infinite substance, power, intelligence and activity are in that place and do not need your suggestions.
Stop thinking about the body or trying to picture as perfect from your standpoint. Our highest perception of the body today is far short of what body really is. Stop tinkering with it mentally. Loose it and let it go. Just know that it is God’s body and that God this moment and every moment is bringing it forth according to His Word, His divine idea. Jesus recognized Lazarus as an undying manifestation of God. You are that undying and perfect manifestation of God.