Who are the mystics? And why are they important?
Spirituality is nondenominational. Each of the world's great sages offers keys to help us fulfill our highest potential, whether they embrace Buddhism, Hinduism or Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Sufism, Native traditions, or any of the alternative movements of ancient or modern times.
While their rituals, practices and spiritual vocabulary may look and sound very different, the world’s traditions share the same inner principles—themes that resound through every age and culture. They teach us that spirituality is relevant to the issues of daily life. They encourage us to grapple with the deeper meaning behind our life experiences. And they show us that we, too, can shape our inner wisdom into practical tools for living with more purpose, passion, and power as we help others do the same.
Adventurers of the Spirit
At the heart of every religious and spiritual tradition are the mystics, those who seek a direct experience of the divine, by whatever name they call life’s creative Spirit—not in the future but in the present moment. These adventurers of the spirit were and are willing to experiment and to question, to venture beyond the boundaries of orthodoxy, even to bear intense criticism and persecution, for the sake of this quest.
Perhaps most important, the mystics proved that spirituality and practicality are not mutually exclusive. They learned that we are meant to cultivate a working relationship with the spiritual world in order to create positive change in our physical world. They experienced this divine partnership firsthand, but they didn't stop there. They applied the deep, delicate, and down-to-earth keys they gleaned from their inner explorations to transform the people and the world around them.
What could be more practical?
Through their writings, experiences, and radiant examples, each of these spiritual pioneers shows us another facet of inner truth that can help us spark our own inner and outer adventure.
Creating your own working relationship with Spirit and with the spiritual part of yourself is not only invaluable but also absolutely essential. This is the kind of partnership that will help you move from fear to love, from confusion to clarity, from panic to creative problem-solving, and from negative thinking to positive power.
No matter what issues you are facing, the wisdom of the mystics and sages can help you find meaningful solutions.
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