A Defining Moment

met•a•phys•ics |ˌmetəˈfiziks
plural noun [ usu. treated as sing. ]
1) the branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time, and space.
2) abstract theory or talk with no basis in reality

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In many contemporary spiritual circles, when any variant of  the term metaphysical is used, there seems to be a whole lot of #2 implied and inferred and not much #1.  If the goal is to grow in knowledge and wisdom and to transcend the limitations imposed by our culture and our Self-ignorance, then maybe, just maybe, the ethereal feel-good aspects of #2 would be better supplanted by a healthy dose of #1.  This shuffling of priority can then lead to a base from which a genuine mysticism can emerge.

Published in: on August 6, 2013 at 12:48 am  Leave a Comment  

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