The theme of today’s walk was mercy/forgiveness. The meaning of the term mercy is based on compassion. It has to do with the way one is treated.

For the mystic, the term mercy is an internal state of spiritual awareness. This internal state is a state of mercy. The way one treats others is basic to this notion. A mystic stays in a state of mercy, so that she is able to treat the human beings she encounters with compassion no matter what their state may be.

The internal merciful awareness of the state of consciousness is a continuous realization that we are all one. And in our one-ness we are always in the state of mercy. It is only when we enter into the illusion that we lose this awareness.

From Journey with a Modern Mystic written by Rev. Dr. David Kenneth Wheaton Ph.D. Read by Jodi Behan.
© Rev. Dr. David Kenneth Wheaton Ph.D.