Dark Night of the Soul (8) – Richard Rohr

In crisis, shoulds and oughts don’t help. Love wins out over guilt any day.

Dark Night of the Soul (1.7) – Thomas Moore (Ego vs Soul?)

[2.5 minute read] For everyone [see more in Dark Night of the Soul (0) – Resources & Recommendations] Excerpts from Thomas Moore’s Foreword to Starr‘s translation [DEPRESSION?] … how do we distinguish between depression and…the dark night John describes (not all painful transitions qualify as a dark night of the soul)? …What we call depressionContinue reading “Dark Night of the Soul (1.7) – Thomas Moore (Ego vs Soul?)”

Dark Night of the Soul (6.2) – Loving in the moment

Whom shall I love? “Whichever one needs it most in the moment.” For she or he is the Christface set before me.

Dark Night of the Soul (6.1) – A “System” to live by? No.

How are we to mysteriously surrender to the creative abundance of darkness?

Dark Night of the Soul (3) – Michael Mirdad

[3 minute read] If you’d like shallower but wider presentation than the earlier selected excerpts, before diving into their full sources, here’s a decent soup-to-nuts application, all on one (long) page. Nicely synthesized and broadened for a comtemporary, if somewhat New-Age commercial consumer market, I’m comfortable endorsing it as orthodox enough to the original: “…notContinue reading “Dark Night of the Soul (3) – Michael Mirdad”

Dark Night of the Soul (2) – Brian Kolodiejchuk

[2.5 minute read] For a concise expansion of the specific original meaning [see more in the resource index] “…night of the senses” …consolations are no longer felt, there is a notable longing for God, and an increase of love, humility, patience… Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., in “Mother Teresa: Come be my light”: Interior darkness isContinue reading “Dark Night of the Soul (2) – Brian Kolodiejchuk”