“Man was made for the highest activity, which is, in fact, his rest. That activity, which is contemplation, is immanent and it transcends the level of sense and of discourse.” - Thomas Merton in Ascent to Truth
As a Mystic, bring your stress to God. Jesus implores us to bring our prayers to God. In quiet meditation and reflection, we can find relief in all our concerns and be loved for who we are. We can sit in this place of love and be loved by Love itself. Bring it all to God. Let is all flow from you. In this place of rest, decide what you can do and give the rest to Our Lord.
Meister Eckhart, the Christian mystic, asserted that if the only prayer we ever prayed our whole life was “Thank you,” that would be enough.
As a mystic, you shall see God in all. Jesus did this. He also was honest with those who did not see God in all and love all. He pointed out to certain Pharisees and Scribes how they did not help others find God. Love is about seeing God in everyone and every thing.
The Scriptures offer many lessons for our heads and hearts. But, in the quiet of our day, we can listen with our hearts at a deeper level. Here we can hear we are loved and called to be One with Love.
The world seems to be chaotic and often without Grace. It is not. Do not lose heart in your life. Mystics see God everywhere- even in the chaos.
Mystics can be ordinary people just living their lives- but with greater awareness. Mystics see all as of God. All is Grace! Mystics let this great mystery guide them each day and during each encounter.
Busyness can be the enemy of time with God. When we aren't available, we can't be open to the gentle and loving embrace of our God. Meditation and time in nature can ready us to feel the love so readily given to us. Seek downtime. Let your mind and heart feel unburdened- even if it is only for a few minutes.
Each day has the mystery of Grace. God gives life to us and the world around us - each and every day. We can marvel at it! We can rest in the beauty of it! We can smile - and embrace it! This is a Mystics choice. Make it your choice!
Each day is a gift and contains mystery- because it is of and contains God's presence. We can marvel in it. We can just let it hold us and wrap us in Love. Enjoy the gift of today!