The Discovery of Self

My last contribution to this blog was all the way back in July, a little over two months past. I enjoy writing so that represents a long time. I prefer to write everyday. Since my last work, an exposé of Satan, the five types of Satan of which I have personal experience, I have had sense of completion. Like having closed a chapter. This has left me not quite sure of what is next or how to go about getting that started. I have had a good idea as to where I am, the place mysticism has brought me, but how to present it, to lend it description? That has evaded me and now I have gained permission to find out.

Permission from whom?

The permission I seek is from my self, but he is a stranger. Elusive. I have seen him in the distance but could never quite reach him, until now. While we have heard of each other we are not well acquainted. The self wears no clothes, it is naked and transparent but this is not the person we choose to be. It is the naked transparency of the self that lets us manufacture a person separate from it while maintaining an ignorance of certainty that our actual self is naught. Our self is composed of inexhaustible patience and our person must discover, must know this patience, if it is to know its self.

Our self is both temporal and spiritual and takes ownership of nothing. It is the magician that creates and it knows no past or future. Our person longs for a future that can never arrive and clings to a past that is gone. That is naught. How then to make this one, my self, my counsel and quite the distraction of personhood? This I think is the next project for the Mystic Tourist. To write of this adventure and discover how it is done. Won’t you join me? It is a journey that can not take place without you. That is the point of writing this blog and forcing my ‘self’ into the open. My self is very comfortable with that but my person is not there yet. I do expect writing about it will bring my person into compliance with its self and whatever revelation that might present.

I am not particular about where this leads. It is something I feel I must do, that not doing it is the real difficulty. It is my sense of destiny that motivates me. It is very strong and not to be confused with fate. I have burned through a few fates. They are endless and we can choose any of them. I have but one destiny, that is what I seek. To choose destiny over fate.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2013

2 thoughts on “The Discovery of Self

  1. Your experience is very interesting, since it used to be a lot of things about the mystical as you tell me drew my attention to find out and keep wondering. I really want to follow the experiences and information from you next, in fact I hope to chat, share experiences and consult with you, making the language very unfortunate limitation for me to do these things. Excuse me who wrote this comment using my own language bahasa Indonesia, because by talking about it in my own language will feel more comfortable and without thinking first should be an obstacle to a mistake in the sentence that I’ll pass when through the English language. Thankyou.

    • Hi Mary,
      I did a web search and chose Bing Translator to translate your comment. I edited you comment by replacing it with the translation provided by Bing Translator. Thank you for your interest in my blog and for reblogging my work on you blog, . I am happy to consult with you and that we have a shared interest.

      Here is Bing’s translation of this reply:

      Hi Maria,
      Saya melakukan pencarian web dan memilih Bing penerjemah untuk menerjemahkan komentar Anda. Saya mengedit komentar Anda dengan mengganti dengan terjemahan yang disediakan oleh penerjemah Bing. Terima kasih atas minat Anda di blog saya dan untuk reblogging pekerjaan saya di blog Anda, Saya senang untuk berkonsultasi dengan Anda dan bahwa kita memiliki kepentingan bersama.

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