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 (4) – Introductory Musings: Exemplary Lessons?

[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?”

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.”

Dark Night of the Soul (0) – Resources & Recommendations

Selected excerpts to progressively introduce this rich and old topic to the curious