Nihilism is a philosophy that says that life is meaningless. It says there is no objective meaning, intrinsic value, or purpose in life. What does mysticism and the mystical experience say about that?
It can be difficult to understand the difference between organized religion and the mystical experience. An analogy can help.
What if we all told the truth? Why do we lie? What repercussions does this have in our lives? That's what this video from Like Stories of Old explores.
Does morality change with each culture, community, time, place, and situation? Or does it remain fixed for all eternity? Do I have a "bad dog"?
What good is the written or spoken word for uplifting lives and awakening? Is it a means through which we can actively express Love and help bring others to Love?
What are we to do in our precarious climate situation today? It's easy to feel powerless, helpless. Perhaps we should surrender to that, and fall into a Grace larger than ourselves.
Is there something beyond traditional moral notions of right and wrong? Is there a higher Law that transcends all other laws? Mysticism has something to say about that.
It is perhaps the greatest paradox of all, which the mind will never understand. That is the point.
Can we know anything absolutely? Is there an absolute objective truth out there? What does mysticism say about this?
In the debate between science (or materialism) and spirituality, there are few who embrace both sides of the coin, who can see that they are One.