There is a mystical side of life that contains all the things that we will never fully understand, even with scientific double blind studies. We live in a physical world, yet we also live in a world animated by spiritual forces that cannot be measured through microscopes or telescopes. These unseen divine forces may never be fully understood. We can 1) scratch our heads in puzzlement, 2) deny their existence and run in the opposite direction, or 3) and this is the best choice, simply embrace the mystery! Divine synchronicities, spontaneous remissions, crop circles (real ones, not those made by the two drunk guys with boards and ropes), and answered prayers are examples of some of life’s mysteries. In the physical world of countless stress and dangers, not to mention big egos, it would do us well to peel back the curtain every now and then and realize that there is always more going on than meets the eye. One must learn to trust the Universe. To be a good mystic doesn’t mean you can walk on water, levitate while meditating or even bi-locate. To be a good mystic merely means one learns to embrace life’s mystery. Fear occludes our ability to see love, and love is the greatest mystery of all.
Stress Tip for the Day:
How can you begin to peel back the curtain, if only momentarily, to see the bigger picture of life? Well, you can start by meditating. Learn to sit quietly each day and calm your mind (the ego part of the mind). Meditation is simply clearing the windshield of your mind’s eye so you can see clearly. We are never going to fully understand everything in life (if you think you do, this is called being delusional). Embracing the mystery means to see the world through the eyes of a child, where nothing is taking for granted, and everything is new and exciting. When you begi nto realize that the supernatural is really quite natural and the ordinary is quite extraordinary, they you have learned to embrace the mystery of life.
Links, Books and Movies Worth Noting:
Hollywood does a great job of reminding us of the miracles of life. Here are some inspiring movies that will help you pull back the curtain and embrace the mystery:
2. The Wizard of Oz
3. Earth Songs: Mountains, Water and the Healing Power of Nature
4. Finding Joe
Quote for the Day:
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” —Albert Einstein
“Trying to scientifically prove the existence of God is like eating broth with a fork. You might get a small taste, but you’re missing both substance and essence.”—Brian Luke Seaward
Photo for the Day:
This photo of the Beltane Stone Circle in County Donegal, Ireland was created over 4,000 years ago as a celestial sun calendar. Just like Stonehenge. There are many stone monuments in Ireland, many built before the Egyptian pyramids, and like the pyramids, we can only speculate how they were built. Embrace the mystery.
Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 12 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (7e)and the newly released, A Beautiful World: The Earth Song Journals. He can be reached through his website: www.brianlukeseaward.net
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