"The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight." (1 min 26 sec)
The psychotic and the mystic experience the same life situations, but their perception of these situations is entirely different. The psychotic feels overwhelmed and distressed, while the mystic finds joy and meaning in the same circumstances.
1. The Psychotic Perspective:
A person with an ego-dominated mind interprets life's challenges, uncertainties, and complexities as overwhelming and threatening. They feel like they are drowning in a sea of confusion, fear, and chaos. This is the ego's distorted perception of reality, where everything is seen through the lens of separation, fear, and conflict.
2. The Mystic's Perspective:
On the other hand, the mystic has undergone a transformation of the mind. They have embraced the principles of forgiveness, love, and unity. From this perspective, the same life circumstances and challenges that appear chaotic to the psychotic become opportunities for growth, learning, and spiritual awakening. The mystic swims through life with delight because they see every experience as a chance to deepen their connection with God and discover inner peace.