[6 minute read] [see also resource index] [A shorter 1-minute version of below, extricated from any Dark Night contexts, is here.] Most narrowly, the phrase originates from a Spanish poem (Dark Night) centuries ago. Its author wrote explications of the poem which speak of two metaphorical nights that purge the soul to approach divine unionContinue reading “Dark Night of the Soul (4) – Introductory Musings: Exemplary Lessons?”
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Dark Night of the Soul (0) – Resources & Recommendations
Selected excerpts to progressively introduce this rich and old topic to the curious
The misTery of Twelve Step truth requires true love (HONESTY part 3 of 5)
“The truth will set you free,” (John 8:32) and I always feel compelled to add, “But first it will make you miserable.”
Who hurts more: Your partner or you? (HONESTY part 2 of 5)
Loved ones who hurt you deserve blame for hurting you, but they do NOT deserve blame for causing you to hurt them back. Hypocrisy is another imperfection, not an excuse.
To believe you are a loving person (HONESTY part 1 of 5)
The power of kind/loving acts is illusory if it rests atop ignorance and/or denial of the unconscious.