We must feel them … and to do that, we use what some would call our hearts.
Imagine a room with God in it. There is a huge window into the room and God is wired; he can be seen and heard. Several people stand at the window. Each is asked to explain God.
One describes with impeccable detail what God looks like. Another describes the audible breathing heard from the room, analyzing the intensity, the calmness, and a sigh . Still another theorizes what God’s purpose is for visiting the room.
Another, sitting silently with his eyes closed, realizes that there is a door between him and God, and that it was intended to be used. And what he feels when he opens the door cannot be experienced through the window. Neither can it be passed on to the others. They must experience it for themselves!
Mysticism (exemplified by Christ, Buddha, and every great spiritual teacher) requires that we go inward, that we venture through the door to spirit and experience God personally. Because when we do, we don’t experience A God, or somebody else’s version of God. We experience THE God, one who cannot be contained in time or space or a religion, one who cannot be harnessed or bought.
He remains constant and ready to be found by all who seek him. And when we find him within, we also find him without, in everybody and in all of creation. We have found oneness and omnipotence; we have found love.