“I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.”
This ability to focus your mind is your key: your ability to decide what to direct your attention towards, and, perhaps even more importantly, what to not direct your attention towards, in other words, what to ignore, neglect, starve.
You can choose which thoughts to think. You are not a victim to the destructive thought loops the monkey mind has on sale. Pass them by and instead focus on loving thoughts, peaceful thoughts, on ideas that spell freedom and beauty, focus on the flow of inclusion and expansion. In short: focus on glory and nothing else. It abounds in you and it abounds in creation.