Most humans won’t reach their full potential or achieve spiritual free will. Does this explain the perennial state of human agitations, disappointments and struggles?
Science can’t deliver either attribute. Science isn’t in the same reality. Nor will any human effort, if the mystic experience is to be believed.
Humans have free will only within their developing human attributes, as dung beetles etc. have their free will within theirs. But in spiritual Reality free will does not exist, is redundant, in my experience.
Mystics on the other hand do achieve their current potential but for them free will is not an option or a consideration – they are Reality, where free will is irrelevant.
Mystics are emptied of their humanness to the point of human invisibility, (interestingly, a Sufi teaching tradition). They are free and as fully developed to their potential here as they can be.
Even if mystics announce themselves, most humans are not developed enough to understand they exist. So that’s why mysticism remains largely invisible, non mainstream, whatever characteristics it adopts.
However, scholars, theologians, scientists and philosophers etc. know the mystical experience of Reality (MER) exists and have even suggested mystics are, for example, “a new species”, the leading edge of human evolution, or “the better part” of spirituality.
So why can’t everyone achieve mystic status?
There is no evidence mystic fulfillment can be taught, only caught. Teachings don’t help though they might induce numinousness, empathetic secular enlightenment but only as a pale, insubstantial shadow of the real thing.
So the question has to be asked: Is human evolution impeded by a humanity so full of itself there’s no room left for what mystics are given freely?
My experience suggests there are those others who are spontaneously beset by an indescribable but undeniable yearning for the ineffability of the numinous; Seekers. If you are a Seeker you might find solace in the following four suggestions I have identified as
ANSWERING YOUR CALLING:
- Serve humanity by being legal, decent and honest, nothing more. This starts to simplify life, to focus it.
- Carry out worldly duties and responsibilities (ie. as a parent, relative, neighbour, colleague, citizen) for as long as you can. (These attachments might never completely disappear at first but will assume their proper spiritual perspective eventually).
- “Let go” of everything else, even #2 above when the time comes.
- A tip: If you can describe yourself at the end of your life you’ve not achieved anything relevant; so simplify now so that that which is answering your Calling/Seeking finds space in the real you. Shed the unnecessary elements of your life as you’re taken to your deepest, truest self, where everything falls into place effortlessly – axiomatically, automatically.
Does this work?
If it doesn’t work, will most humans ever reach their full potential or remain bogged down in the limits of human freewill?