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 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 words today, go past
all reservations, and arrive at full acceptance of the truth in them.
"Father, what You have given cannot hurt, and 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."