I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.
Most of the time we spend our day listening to a stream of thoughts that come from the ego part of the mind. These thoughts tend to wear us down emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. We have become accustomed to listening to this inner ego voice for a long time now. Hanging on to these thoughts busies the mind and blocks out the peace and tranquility that lies beyond. Each thought we think with the ego mind makes pain in some form. As we continue to practice our mind training in the letting go of these thoughts, we learn to allow the thoughts of the higher mind of God into our awareness.
Each day we are choosing to see what we see. When we choose to see with the ego, we perceive a world of pain. When we choose to listen to the ego, we hear a critical world that brings pain. When we choose to feel with the ego, we feel a world of pain. Each thought we think is creative. Our thoughts create our experience of reality.
Excerpt from Lesson 284 in our Journey Through the Workbook for Students: Divine Messages