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Just wonderful stuff here, Latham. πŸ‘πŸΌ

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Thank you Grace. This one was both hard to write and personally very important

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Ah it's much colder on your side of the mountains for this cold snap! Still -10ΒΊF here is pretty rough...

Looking forward to seeing where your mystical journey will take you and hope you'll share more bits with all of us.

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Silvio at The Semi-Serious View spoke this week in his article about idleness being essential to the mystical process you describe. He talked about the practice involved with being able to be "naturally idle." It's kind of funny, thought, the idea of figuring out, valuing, practicing, or getting a handle on idleness. The meditation movement has veered in this direction citing the enormous list of benefits that come with engaging meditation. The mysticism you describe seems to be that very force that defies any type of pursuit. It's the least expected chaotic yet divine intervention that always shows up from an unexpected, unplanned, and uncontrollable direction. Perhaps that's why so many spiritual traditions speak of faith and surrender as key moods in the process of staying human and porous to uncaused inspiration.

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