Self-discovery only can happen through the heart, not intellect.
Mystical union is the moment in which the boundaries between divine and self disappear.
This mystical moment can happen to all of us without being aware that the boundary between self and the divine has melted away, and we only see one.
“At a distance, you only see my light.
Come closer and know that I am you.” Rumi
Bede Griffiths, a 20th-century mystic, described a mystic moment from his experience, “Everything then grew still as the sunset faded and the veil of dusk began to cover the earth. Now I remember the feeling of awe that came over me.
I felt inclined to kneel on the ground as though I had been standing in the presence of an angel. I hardly dared to look at the face of the sky because it seemed to me as though it was but a veil before the face of God… I was suddenly made aware of another world of beauty and mystery, such as I had never imagined existing except in poetry. It was as though I had begun to see and smell for the first time.”
We think of a mystic experience that happens to someone special, extraordinary, and out of this world. But anyone can experience this magical moment in their life.
Whiles Apostle Paul, Rumi, or Meister Eckhart can dramatically experience mysticism, for most of us, a magical moment can be a brief encounter that can last minutes, hours, or days. We all have some short experience of the mystic moment without being aware of it. A moment like a sun going under a tranquil and gorgeous orange cloud or Listening to a piece Mozart or Beethoven symphony.
Mysticism is not a religion and exists in Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Christianity without being bound to the dogma and religious ritual. It is the concept of God within, authentic self, or divinity within.
Everyone can become mystic. We may already be mystic without bearing the name. Andrew Harvey, scholar and teacher of mystic traditions, explains it. “The word mystic may mislead or intimidate some people-the prestige accorded to it has traditionally been so holy that they feel such heightened perception and joy belong to and are attainable by only a few chosen human beings. Mystical experience is always available to anyone