” Reflections on the Life of a Mystic :
The Mystical path is the most difficult, demanding, dangerous,and intoxicating journey one can ever make.
It takes one into the depths of the Heart,
into the abyss and endless love that one finds there.
It leads you from the known to the unknown,
and then further, into the unknowable,
into a darkness brighter than any light.
Nothing can prepare you for the heart’s journey,
for the places it can take you, the depths and heights
that are within you.
So many times you think you are crazy, bewildered and lost.
There are few signposts, often little sense of direction.
And yet over the centuries mystics have mapped out
the stages of this journey, this opening of the Heart.
Sufis have written about the chambers of the heart,
and how they lead from the pain of separation
back to the Oneness that is the very nature of Love.
For the traveler it can be a great relief to know this journey
has been mapped, that one is following in the footsteps
of those who have gone before.
yet it is also
our own unique journey,
our heart that is being broken by love,
our own sorrow and bliss.
It is called the journey “from the alone to the Alone,”
because we are left alone with the cry of our heart and
the places it takes us, both terrible and beautiful —-
places where there are no books or stories, no words
to comfort us, except the story of our own Heart,
our own confusion, longing and love .”
~ Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee ❤