“Abandon the compulsion of the thinking mind. I am asking you to stop looking for meaning in things.” COL bk.2, 20:II
We analyze everything! And here, in a message attributed to Mary, we are asked just to stop this, the compulsion of the thinking mind. A Course of Love, received from Jesus, asks us to listen to our heart, which is actually the center of our being.
When we look for meaning in everything, analyzing, we are often in the egoic mind. How much sense do you think the ego is really making? None! We analyze wrongly, but then we act on what we “receive” from our mind, and we think that we are so right! We are misinformed. We cannot know much that we think we have figured out.
I used to analyze just all the time. It earned me good marks on the analytical part of the Graduate Record Examination, but it was a poor way to navigate in life. We need the guidance of the Holy Spirit (A Course in Miracles) or the Christ-Mind (A Course of Love). The Way of Mastery echoes a similar theme, that the mind is meant to be a very “stupid servant.” And we so prize our good intelligence!
There is an easier way to live. And these received writings all point in the same direction. Give up trying to make our own decisions about where to go, what to do, what to say. Refer those decisions to a Higher Power.
And watch life ease out, never to give us many of the same problems again. Now we are truly being “intelligent,” referring questions to a higher authority.