My son is clever, very hardworking, and a good person, but he stands out as not being one of the boys because he doesn’t drink and is not much interested in sports. Perhaps for this reason, his supervisor seemed to take pleasure in publicly ridiculing him. This man would swear at my son and call him an idiot in meetings, and belittle his work.
For a long time my son turned the other cheek. He had been raised in Christian Science and was reasonably confident of his own nature as a child of God, so he refused to be cowed by this relentless bullying. But at one point the supervisor’s persecution had gone so far that it seemed an important project my son was working on would be voided. At this point he asked me to pray for him, applying what I have learned in Christian Science.
We talked about the spiritual fact that there is only one Mind, God, and that it is important to see everyone, not just ourselves, as the expression of that Mind. My son was responsive to these ideas.