What is a mystic? A true mystic is one who openly sees with eyes closed, who breaks through the threshold of his own ignorance; reaching the pinnacle of the perspicacious. In this enlightened state, he now has a direct experience with God, fully knowing that he’s having a direct experience with himself, within himself, for himself, by himself.
One can call himself a true mystic, once he studies and masters the brahmavidya – the science of knowing the one and only Brahman. He no longer believes in a God; he now forever knows.
One can call himself a true mystic, when he’s able to see behind the many masks worn by The Divine; once he can recognize that the characters of the many are played by the individual one who will remain as singular.
One can call himself a true mystic, once he’s able to see his reflection of his very own; he realizes that he and the god who reflects are one and the same.
One can call himself a true mystic, once he comprehends that he is in everything and everything is in him; he is everything and everything is him; everything comes out of him, and within him, everything will eventually return – an action forever repeating.
One can call himself a true mystic, once he can fully grasp that all things in existence are different facets of the same, and that past & future are different perspectives of this very moment, we call now.
One can call himself a true mystic, once he apprehends that the greatest mystery isn’t something he tries to solve, but something he simply explores; a bumpy yet smooth ride that is never ending.
You can call yourself a true mystic, once you realize that a mystic is only a label played by you the ego, a perfect character of flaws played by The Authentic You – that very You the mystic is in direct contact with. You now know that this label doesn’t constrain the real You which hides behind the veil; a convincing illusion I/you/we call reality.
Morgan O. Smith