W-284: I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

Nothing need be experienced as painful.  Nothing need be experienced as loss.  At first that seems callous but it is not.  It is not callous to view a mirage and then see it is nothing.  Any images that floated in that mirage, temporarily and erroneously, are automatically dismissed as it evaporates into nothing.

LESSON 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. 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 these words today, and past all reservations, and arrive at full acceptance of the truth in them.

Father, what You have given cannot hurt, 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.

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