I finally figured it out!” my buddy Joe said as we sipped morning coffee after the gym. “I discovered a way to give my problems to God once and for all so I can live with a happy heart regardless of the challenges I face.”
Joe said he’d been struggling with several work problems he couldn’t resolve. The issues nagged at him, filling him with free-floating anxiety and fear. He’d wake up in a sweat unable to get back to sleep.
“I knew I was supposed to turn my problems and fears over to God, but nobody taught me how. My wife told me to Let Go, Let God, but the phrase just rambled around my overthinking mind like word salad. The other night when I woke up, I went downstairs, poured myself a glass of milk, and had a come-to-Jesus conversation with God.
I leaned forward in my chair and listened intently as Joe continued to describe his midnight meeting with God.
“I shook my fist and asked God point blank, ‘How do I let go?’ In response, I heard God whisper these words: ‘Your mind is powerless; come back to your heart.’”
Joe said that God’s words reminded him of Step One in the 12-Step program: We admitted we were powerless—that our lives had become unmanageable.
“My mind is powerless over many of my problems. There’s nothing more I can do to fix them. Trying to think my way out of situations I can’t control only keeps me up at night. Simply by admitting my mind is powerless, I felt my mind let go and my heart take over. My heart gave my mind permission to stop ruminating and simply let myself feel safe. I let go, let God by stepping back and letting the situation unfold. From now on, whenever a problem outside of my control rages at me, I practice letting go with this simple reminder: My mind is powerless. My heart is wise.”
Red Thread to the Rescue
As I pondered Joe’s words, I recalled an insight from a wise teacher. He said our minds and hearts are connected with an invisible red thread. Like a modern fiber cable, our hearts and minds communicate with each other through the thread.
When we let our minds sink into our hearts, the mind rests. It stops over-
thinking so the heart can access a power beyond our minds—the Holy Spirit. Divine Wisdom.
When faced with life’s problems, we can let our minds ponder solutions as best as it can. But when a problem is beyond our control, we must stop overthinking and seek the heart’s divine wisdom.
Practicing Joe’s phrase, “My mind is powerless. My heart is wise,” lets our minds pause and seek divine solutions to life’s human struggles. With this simple practice, we let go of our overthinking minds and tap into our infinite hearts. We unblock the flow between our minds and hearts so they can freely communicate with each other.
In our wise hearts, we let God give us the divine inspiration we need.
I incorporated Joe’s wisdom into the recent Living in Divine Flow Workshop, I presented online last week. You can view a replay of the workshop by clicking the link below.
In the replay, you’ll also learn more about how you can dive deeper into “Divine Flow” through the upcoming 7-week course I am offering called Living in Divine Flow-Reclaim Inner Peace and Balance So You Can Live Your Best Life.
To learn more about the workshop and access the replay, click here.
This week, imagine there’s an invisible red thread that connects your heart and mind. When you ruminate over a situation you can’t solve, whisper,
My mind is powerless.
My heart is wise.
See if those words, or whatever similar ones you choose, let your mind rest, and sink into your heart as you listen for God’s guidance and inspiration.
That’s how we get out of our heads and into our hearts. That’s how we Let go, Let God.
No one can erase the pain families experience when they lose loved ones through senseless acts of violence. But rather than letting evil win, we can dig deep, discover our gifts, and respond with acts of great love.
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