Is there a short-cut how to be a mystic? I think the answer is you live like one. It takes time. If you are in a big hurry, this probably isn’t for you. Yet, you don’t have to live in a cave or join a cult. I wouldn’t advise doing that.
It’s not so much in becoming one, because if you are attracted to the mystical, it unfolds itself subtly through meditation, contemplation and further life lessons. Being a mystic is more that you may have always been one or at least had the inclination thereby drawn to the mystical or mysticism. It’s pretty much developing what is already there within you. It lies in what your intention is.
You don’t arrive one day and then you become a mystic. I believe it’s a lifelong process. Goals you achieve, but being a mystic is more a process of unfoldment. Through many years, at times, I didn’t want anything more to do with it. I gave it up.
I think I needed a break or a breather. Mysticism didn’t go away. The passion for it submerged itself. But, what I really needed was to live my life as everyone knows. I spent too much time alone in contemplation and meditation like the statue the ‘thinker’. My psychic growth was at a standstill and I got stuck in a rut. For me, my mystic furlough lasted about ten years.
Mystics ponder these questions…
- Why are we here?
- What does it mean to live a good life?
- Who am I?
- What happens when we die?
- What does death mean to me?
I needed to go to the next level. But, that took time. And, that required immersing myself in the real world of everyday life, not deep mystical experiences. I think things must be balanced. Meditation or contemplation can be used as an escape from living a genuine life.