What is Metaphysics? According to Merriam Webster Dictionary:
a (1) : a division of philosophy that is concerned with the fundamental nature of reality and being and that includes ontology, cosmology, and often epistemology (2) : ontology 2 b : abstract philosophical studies : a study of what is outside objective experience.
Origin of Metaphysics
Medieval Latin Metaphysics, title of Aristotle’s treatise on the subject, from Greek (ta) meta (ta) physika, literally, the (works) after the physical (works); from its position in his collected works.
The word metaphysics was coined by the ancient Greeks, “meta” meaning “beyond or after” and “physics” meaning “physical,” therefore metaphysics meant to the Greeks “beyond or after the physical.”
Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy responsible for the study of existence. Try to answer these questions, What is the meaning of Life? What is my purpose? What is God? What is reality? Why am I here? How did I get here? Who and What am I? Metaphysics answers the question “What is?” It encompasses everything that exists, as well as the nature of existence itself.
To sum up metaphysics in one word, energy. I started practicing Reiki (Spiritual Energy) used for healing and relieving stress in July 2010. It has led me on a great spiritual (universal) path of my “true self” or inner self; meditating, yoga, holistic medicine, other healing systems, etc. Everyone has their own idea of how to get there (enlightenment). I try to let my Spirit Guides lead me. Reiki comes from a Divine Source and the clearer my path of energy, the greater the flow of Reiki energy.
The confusing thing about the word metaphysics is that it has been used to cover any one or a combination of the following subjects: Philosophy, Religion, Parapsychology, Mysticism, Yoga, ESP, Dreams, Jungian Psychology, Astrology, Meditation, Self-Help Studies, Positive Thinking, Life after Death, Reincarnation, etc… This wide range of subjects that can fall under “metaphysics” all deal with the exploration and understanding of Reality.
Happiness and Health to You All!