Mis­takes & Mystics

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There are only two kinds of peo­ple in the world: mystics and mis­takes. If you are see­ing life just the way it is, you are a mys­tic in the world’s eyes. If there are big er­rors in your per­cep­tion, you are a mis­take. If your per­cep­tion is chang­ing at dif­fer­ent times of your life, clearly what you did yes­ter­day, or how you saw life yes­ter­day, was a mis­take. What you are do­ing now seems to be the right thing to you. But this can change any­time. What you do to­day may seem like a mis­take to­mor­row, and what you do to­mor­row will might seem to be the right thing. So, there is a mis­take in the way we per­ceive life. When this gets cor­rected, peo­ple think you are a mys­tic be­cause you are be­gin­ning to per­ceive life in a way that is way be­yond logic.

If your ex­pe­ri­ence of life tran­scends the lim­i­ta­tions of sense per­cep­tion, you are known as a mys­tic. You ex­pe­ri­ence life in a way that oth­ers do not know. You make things hap­pen in a way that they can­not un­der­stand. So they call you a mys­tic. There is noth­ing wrong in be­ing a mis­take. But not re­al­is­ing the mis­take is the big­gest mis­take. When you were in the womb, you had eyes, but could not see. You had ears, but prob­a­bly could not hear. At birth, your sense or­gans nat­u­rally opened up for sur­vival.

For any­thing that is be­yond sur­vival to open up, it needs striv­ing. In­vest time and re­sources to build in­fras­truc­ture for deeper ex­plo­ration of your­self. That is where ul­ti­mate well-be­ing is, and ul­ti­mate lib­er­a­tion.

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