Dark Night of the Soul (5) – One Simplification

Forget “One day at a time,” or, “Live in the moment,” if you aren’t up to them… What IS naturally human is relationship. Relate to one Christface at a time. As each comes.

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”

Dark Night of the Soul (1) – Mirabai Starr

“…the darkness is nothing but unutterable radiance… you are ready… to be annihilated in love.”