Magic and the Mystic
It is interesting how much we take for granted in this life yet we really don't know how much we take for granted exactly.
Take love for instance. We love in a multiplicity of different ways, but of course the most physical showing of love is just that, physical touch.
When we love one another we kiss them, we hug them, and if we are especially infatuated we have sexual relationships.
Now, many mystics have drawn attention to the point I will now make. The scientists, if they have not “proven” this, have at least rationalized this in theory as well.
Do you know that it is impossible to touch someone? You, first of all, are not feeling them but rather the “feeling” is yours; your sensations from your nerve impulses in response to the other person's stimulus. Moreover, in the realm of physics, it is said that an atom, made up of the sub-atomic particles protons neutrons and electrons, themselves weigh such an infinitesimal amount in the already super small size of an atom, but even in this ever so small atom most of its size is empty space.
In that all of your being is made up of these atoms, and that all of your atoms is mostly empty space when you touch someone it is only one empty space encountering another empty space.
Of course, this is all “mysticism”, whether by spiritual guru or scientist, it doesn't really matter for the definition of mysticism is simply a journeying through that which mystifies us. An understanding or a conclusion to something that we don't know.
There is nothing mystical about mysticism or being a mystic. The most common form of a mystic is actually a magician. Magicians don't perform real magic since there is no such thing as magic, what they do instead is present you with a different perspective. They show you a different way of looking at things.
A “paradigm shift”, if we want to over-glorify it.
Now, a scientist is actually different from a mystic, since a scientist tries to show you reality. a mystic presents you with an illusion. The Mystic doesn't purposefully delude you with this illusion, but shows you how you made the illusion yourself.
You are a part of the act, you are the one who bought your ticket to the show. Not suspending your disbelief like at the movies, wanting entertainment to be brought to you. At the magic show you can’t help but try your hardest to one-up the magician; trying to “catch the Illusion”.
Of course you can’t “catch” the illusion; in order for you to know the trick, you’d have to be in on the game.
You’d have to be a magician yourself.
You’d have to know the tricks.
Spirituality, the feeling of “oneness”, non-duality, god-nature, buddha-nature…
...are all “tricks”.
They are nothing but prestige and illusion to make you feel good.
Now you might ask where is the reality?
Well just remember…
There’s no such thing as magic.
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