You don't need to be or stay sick, poor, dumped, lonely, or hurt.
These conditions are the result of interpretations you lay over events. When you accept 100 percent of the responsibility for the choices you have made, you gain 100 percent
of the power to make new and better choices. You can point the power of your thoughts in a new direction and bring healing and life where you once saw illness and death.
Alan Cohen, A Course in Miracles Made Easy
"Nothing external to your mind can hurt or injure you in any way.
There is no cause beyond yourself that can reach down and bring oppression.
No one but yourself
affects you. There is nothing in the world that has the
power to make you ill or sad, or weak or frail. But it is you who have the
power to dominate all things
you see by merely recognizing what you are."
in Miracles, W-190.5:2-6