They don’t! Mystics with very developed experiences of mysticism regard music, love, beauty. art and emotion as human experiences, distractions that die with humans.
In mystics they evaporate as the mystic evolves.
For this reason you often hear the description of Seekers and Mystics as people who are, “in the world but not of it.”
Human love for instance is made up of lust, anger, greed, perennially actual or mythomanic attachments, and of course ego, the last to go …
But the love experienced in MER, (Mystical Experience of Reality), is primarily complete oneness of existence in all things as all things are one in you.
The result is a powerful joy beyond anything as singular as mere human love. Human love is motivated essentially by selfishness, ego, self satisfaction.
Music appeals to ordinary humans on different levels. Mainly emotional, on escapism as exemplified in pop music for instance, particularly in rock and roll, or classical music like Bach that stirs more biologically refined, deep, personal, existential, visceral feelings.
Art rearranges the make up of our currrent human perception, our chemistry and physics too, but is just self pleasure.
Art takes us nowhere spiritually. It’s not permanent because as its name implies, it’s not real, it’s just artifice, artificial, a copy, idea or indulgence expressed in human opinion.
Beauty can be described as the same non lasting self serving state too. Beauty is another visceral womb that can become equally distractive in the call of Reality to Seekers.
Emotion can become a human addiction too. It can overcome the fundamental evolutionary human need for logic, reason and pragmatism, with much else needed to preserve balance in personal and community life.
All these attributes are merely human cauldrons of impermanent, boiling ingredients of development at a very basic level.
You can see why some spiritual paths warn their pupils of these wasteful, distractive powers and suggest going into the Silence as a means of defeating them.
It’s interesting to note that the wisdom schools (and replicas of them like the original, pure Quakerism, Taoism, Buddhism, for examples), don’t or didn’t go in for any of the above clutter in their practices.
For all these reasons it can be seen why monks and wisdom schools separated 80 per cent of the population from themselves, why they only invited truly called Seekers and Mystics into their sanctuaries.
The sanctuaries that didn’t use this discipline are either a spiritual irrelevancy nowadays, or extinct.
This doesn’t seem to be a problem though. My experiences reveal the call to Reality is only for individuals who are, in ways yet unknown to us, called to a permanent Reality even in these early, primitive days of human evolution.
All Is Well. Reality is in charge.