I am a classic everyday mystic.
Most people who know me don’t even know I am into this, but it’s a – or the – central part of my life.
I just live it and explore it quietly in daily life, and write a bit about it here or in paper journals as I have since the shift in my teens.
I am not a very good writer or communicator. I have not been called to take on a more public role. And the essence of what I write about hasn’t changed since my teens. (The changes are more in the details.)
LIKE MOST PEOPLE INTO SOMETHING
This is just like most people who are into something, whether it’s playing the piano, chess, history, or anything else.
Most people do it for their own enjoyment and are not very public about it. They may share a bit for a small group – of friends, family, or folks on the internet, and it may be appreciated because it’s simple, sincere, and does come with a unique flavor (as anything anyone does).
ANY MYSTIC IS AN EVERYDAY MYSTIC
Of course, any mystic is mostly an everyday mystic, even if some sometimes take on the role of a book writer or public speaker or spiritual teacher. These roles are fleeting, like any role.
It’s lived in daily life. It is, in a sense, ordinary to us.
EVERYONE IS AN EVERYDAY MYSTIC
And we are all everyday mystics, whether we know it or not.
To ourselves, we are all oneness and the world to us happens within and as this oneness.
We are all oneness living daily lives through and as our human self in the world.
We are living from and as oneness, whether we notice or not.
In that sense, we are all mystics.
We are oneness exploring, expressing, and experiencing itself through and as our life and all our experiences.
WHAT IS A MYSTIC?
In a more narrow and conventional sense, a mystic is someone sincerely engaged in exploring their nature and how to live from and as it in the world.
It’s a oneness engaged in noticing and exploring itself, and how to live from and as it through and as this human self in the world.
There has to be an aspect of direct noticing and living from and as it.
There has to be a sincere interest in the essence of what this is all about: our nature. Not just a fascination with states and experiences that come and go. (Although that can be the beginning of it.)
And, of course, most don’t go around calling themselves mystics. I am doing it here just for the purpose of this article.
- everyday mystics
- I am a classic everyday mystic
- most people don’t know I am into this
- but is a – or the – central part of my life
- most of what I write about here seems obvious and even banal, the essence is the same as it was when I wrote in my journals in my teens, only the details – about practices, etc – a little different
- just like most people who are into something
- piano, chess, etc.
- most people do it for their own enjoyment, and because what they create is an unique offering to the world just like all of what all of us do is, not because it’s something exceptional or amazing or top tier
- of course, any mystic is an everyday mystic
- it’s lived in daily life
- it’s, in one sense, ordinary to ourselves
- and we are all everyday mystics whether we know or not
- to ourselves, we are all oneness and the world to us happens within and as this oneness, whether we notice or not
- I am a classic everyday mystic
In that sense, we are all mystics. We are oneness exploring, expressing, and experiencing itself through and as our life and all our experiences. The noticing is secondary, although it does make a big difference. It shifts our sense of fundamental identity, perception of ourselves and reality, and our life in the world as a human self.