David Hoffmeister, let us travel down the rabbit hole, and meet up with the timeless friend that resides within each one of us. This vibrant component of our full selves is what I like to call, our “inner mystic.” Have you had the pleasure of meeting him or her yet?
Mystical: An inspiring sense of spiritual mystery, awe, and fascination.
Who is Your Inner Mystic?
Our inner mystic has been with us since the dawn of our existence. S/he dwells within us, ready to be awakened from a deep slumber. But, our inner mystic is never pushy. S/he patiently waits for our invitation before making an appearance.
Our inner mystic knows that we are here on a human journey and bides her time, as we make our way sometimes consciously and sometimes unconsciously through life.
S/he lives life with a sense of awe and fascination at the most minuscule happenings. S/he lives by instinct and intuition, embraces the mysterious, and accepts that which transcends human understanding. Our inner mystic does not judge others or herself. She forgives us our human foibles, allows our human pain, and celebrates dealings with feelings.
Finding the Timeless Being Within
You have already encountered a number of fleeting glimpses and mystical moments with your inner mystic in your lifetime, I am sure. Let me explain.
Our inner mystic comes to us in an infinite array of ways and displays–each of them perfectly poised for us to recognize. In fact, it is in the recognizing that our inner mystic makes his appearance known, I have found. When we look at the world through our mystic’s eye, we are able to see things that are difficult or even impossible to see through our human vision. Through our mystic’s eye we may see unfathomable beauty in dark places, hope in the center of despair. We may even see life bursting from the inanimate and dying.
I have met my inner mystic in the whispers of the wind, in the fleeting shapes of clouds, in the brilliance of the cosmic sky, in the movement of shimmering leaves. In these moments, my understanding of the world transcended any human explanation; and I became bliss, in awe of the new vantage I was glimpsing.