Here is a photo of a guy who looks like he’s figured things out. He’s looking toward the sky as if the answers to all lifes’ questions are up there somewhere. When people say something profound, he probably smiles, and nods his head knowingly. He has a memorized a few very cryptic proverbs or old teachings such as: “Without VISION, the people perish.”
He is a man who is not much of a talker, but has learned to listen to others. When people around him speak, he never interrupts them, sitting quietly until they are finished. Then with a twinkle in his eye he adds: “You have a valid point.” He may even say something that makes no sense, but he’ll say it, just to keep you guessing. What if he looked you straight in the eye and said: “The visions of man are tomorrow’s gateway”. You would probably ask yourself, “WHAT?” Then he would have you wandering off, feeling you met a true mystic.
People like mystery. They love drama. Most people look at life as if it were a movie, and they “suspend disbelief”. So if someone tells you they are a shaman, a seer, a medicine man, etc., you may just believe them because they “look” the part. I knew a man once who told people he was a shaman, but he wasn’t. Everything he said was a lie. Remember, the first four letters of shaman is SHAM. I remember the day he told everyone that Ross Perot would become president. That’s the day I realised he was full of B.S.
Anyone can appear mystical, if they have the right clothes, have an air of “knowing”, and have memorized a few golden phrases. My favorite quote from the Buddha is : “Failure is the key to success, each mistake, teaches us something”. My favorite quote from the bible is :”Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not toward your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.” In other words, Trust in God, and He will guide you on the right path.
It doesn’t take much to “appear” mystical. Yet to understand the mystical, you must free yourself of the burden of logic and open your heart to love. Love is the essence of God, and without sounding too “preachy”, it is what connects you with a “Higher Power”. The best way to be mystical, is to live in truth and beauty. It can not be done without feeling the love that is everywhere.