284. “I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.”
Loss is not loss when properly perceived. Pain is impossible. There is no grief with any cause at all. And suffering of any kind is nothing but a dream. Such [This] is the truth; at first to be but said, and then repeated many times; and next, to be accepted as but partly true, with many reservations. Then to be considered seriously more and more, and finally accepted as the truth. I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt. And I would go beyond the [these] words today, go [and] past all reservations, and arrive at full acceptance of the truth in them.
“Father, what You have given cannot hurt, and [so] grief and pain must be impossible. Let me not fail to trust in You today, accepting but the joyous as Your gifts; accepting but the joyous as the truth.”