Practical Mysticism

an informal discussion

Location: 5th View Cafe Bar London W1J 9HD
Start Date: 15 October, 2009 at 07:00
Finish Date: 15 October 2009 at 09:00
Leader: UrbanUnitarians (View profile)
Cost: £0 (just the cost of drink/snack)

Join us for an informal discussion inspired by the sermon 'Practical Mysticism'. The sermon, first given by Rev. Jim Robinson of Rosslyn Hill Chapel, was based on the conclusions of a two year monthly group called 'Mystic of the Month'. We'll be discussing the conclusion that the group came to on what all the mystics they explored had in common.

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Join us for an informal discussion inspired by the sermon 'Practical Mysticism'. The sermon, first given by Rev. Jim Robinson of Rosslyn Hill Chapel, was based on the conclusions of a two year monthly group called 'Mystic of the Month'. We'll be discussing the conclusion that the group came to on what all the mystics they explored had in common:

+The Sacred is here and now. The Sacred is in the ordinary. We just don’t see it.

+We do not experience the mystical state because of our ego: our need for self importance and control. Our ego resists being vulnerable and dependent, and the mystical experience requires vulnerability and dependence on a Power greater than human.

+There are practices we can do (meditation, prayer, the arts, service to others, communing with nature, etc.) which can evoke a sense of the mystical.

+Instead of being resentful of the unavoidable suffering of life, we need to feel it and move through it to a deeper place of knowing.

+When we return from a truly mystical experience, there will be more love and harmony in our life. Even if on the surface of our life events remain difficult, there will be an inner spiritual knowing which makes us more capable of both compassion and joy.
 

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