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The morality of a mystic is a response to union, not an earning of union. Once you’ve experienced that you’re one with God and your neighbor, why would you steal from him and make his life more difficult? Once you’ve experienced union with your neighbor, why would you lie to him? Or steal his wife? Of course you wouldn’t.
But most of us think backwards, “If I don’t lie, God will like me.” No, you’ll like yourself more! God likes you already. That problem is solved once and for all and forever. That’s what every mystic enjoys at ever fuller levels—that you know that you’re loved ahead of time, before death, and unconditionally.
And that’s why mystics are happy people. In fact, if they’re not happy, they’re not mystics. If he or she is a “sourpuss” (Pope Francis’ word!), you know that person is still playing the moral game, which is mostly about willpower, leading to constant failure and disappointment with the self.
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