I am a Mystic

According to dictionary.com… 

Mystic – (n) 1 of obscure or mysterious character or significance 2 a person who claims to attain, or believes in the possibility of attaining, insight into mysteries transcending ordinary human knowledge, as by direct communication with the divine or immediate intuition in a state of spiritual ecstasy 3 a person initiated into religious mysteries

According to Webster… 

Mystic – (n) a believer in mysticism

Mysticism – (n) 1 belief in the possibility of attaining direct communication with God or knowledge of spiritual truths, as by mediation 2 obscure thinking or belief

With regards to practice according to Wikipedia… 

            Mystics hold that there is a deeper, more fundamental state of existence hidden beneath the appearances of day–to–day living (which may become, to the mystic, superficial or epiphenomenal). For the authentic mystic, unity is both the internal and external focus as one seeks the truth about oneself, one’s relationship to others and Reality (both the world at large and the unseen realm). The mystic’s motivation for such an arduous endeavor appears to be unique to the individual and culture, and sometimes a new religion, order, or sect may be the legacy. Generally approached through the purification processes of prayer, meditation, contemplation (communion with Reality) and a wide variety of other means, the mystic seeks to transcend any constraint to his direct experience of the divine. 

How am I not?

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3 Responses

  1. How did you import all of your posts over to wordpress. I am thinking about making the switch, but do not want to lose everything.

  2. Smitty
    I love the way you think! I just read a great book about the spiritual disciplines by Richard Foster and he talked a great deal about connecting with God through solitude and meditation. Good stuff. It was great seeing you while we were in town last week. Keep up the great ministry and keep us posted on all your adventures. Hope to see you (and your beautiful family) again soon.
    you da man
    Dave

  3. oh heck yea I’m a mystic. Geez, that word always made me think “Well, I kind of am, but not like freaky you know?” But sign me up, hell, I’ve been one for years apparentley.

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