Coffee before the sun comes up. But there was no sunrise today. The gray dawn grew merely more brightly gray
[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”
[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”
“…the darkness is nothing but unutterable radiance… you are ready… to be annihilated in love.”
Selected excerpts to progressively introduce this rich and old topic to the curious
Is a larger ‘me’ the glass and fluid? Half… what? The other half… what else? Empty? Full? Twice as big as needed?