Story says a scientist once asked the Dalai Lama, "What would you do if something scientific disproved your religious beliefs?". The Dalai Lama replied, after much thought, "I would look at all the papers. I'd take a look at all the research and really try to understand things. And in the end, if it was clear that the scientific evidence disproved my spiritual beliefs, I would change my beliefs."
The scientist was impressed, "That's a very good answer." . The Dalai Lama smiled and asked "What would you do if something spiritual disproved your scientific beliefs?"
If you grew up in a scientific community, believing in magic and mystical was seen as dumb. I still love science. Now I see science and the mystical as the same thing. If you feel grounded and pride yourself on logic and reason over superstition, you are very much like me. Here's a short episode about my adventures into the magic and mystical.