Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
A true mystic lives in two different worlds simultaneously—the outer physical world, and an inner spiritual world occupied by the Presence of God. A mystic is a person who spends his or her life in pursuit of God’s Presence and Absolute Truth, which is one and the same as God’s Presence. Down through the ages, the primary method used to find God’s Presence has been meditation.
Once a mystic has either come close to, or actually experienced God’s Presence, there arises a different approach to success, and often a redefining of what success is. Success can encompass much more in its definition than merely physical or worldly success. A true mystic sees success as also including spiritual awakening, awareness, and enlightenment in one’s life.