“The Two Minute Mystic” is a series of short videos (about two-to-five minutes long) where I answer your questions about anything related to the things I talk and write about: human futures, inspiration, relationships, spiritual experience and practice, mindfulness, dreams, intuition, intelligence, research, a topic in the news… (example questions here). You can discuss the videos or ask further questions in the comments section. Alternatively, send your question to Marcus, “firstname.lastname@example.org”. Use a pseudonym if you prefer.
This is the very first installment of The Two Minute Mystic. Here I answer Maree’s question: “How would you explain/define the value of spirituality to someone who sees the world in black and white terms and needs ‘scientific’ evidence before they will accept anything as real?” My answer comes out to just over two minutes, so don’t take the series title too literally!
I should add that the answer I give does not mean that you should not discuss these issues with someone with an opposing worldview. It’s just that the motive behind it needs to come from a place of relaxed presence. Feel free to discuss the topic in the comments section, below.