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 more 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.
Last night I went to bed full of grief and regret, full of longing for what I considered a loss of mammoth proportions. Then I woke up to this lesson, and, not for the first time, wondered, ‘is the course tracking my life?’ I found a great deal of peace from carrying this lesson around with me today. Somehow the angst of yesterday melted under the onslaught of the affirmation ‘I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.
It was therefore a very productive day, the plans for Caribbean Juices are being rolling out nicely. Got an extra plug on Newstyle Radio today – Ali Maadi was being interviewed by Gail. Between them I hope they’ve raved about it enough to attract those people who are not already booked to see Beres Hammond and Tarrus Riley, or Tonya Bolton’s Holy and Horny, or any of the mass of other events going on this Saturday.
Another day when I was reminded that I have to trust – not everything is in my control, some things are in God’s hands.