Dr. Joan Borysenko, a Harvard educated pioneer in integrative medicine discusses “the dark nights of the soul”, that place we sometimes find ourselves during times of transformation and growth. I’m posting it today because it relates to the quote by M. Scott Peck in Wednesday’s post. I haven’t make a conscious decision to blog on this subject, I’m just going with the flow as they say, and for some reason this theme seems to keep popping up lately:)
i like it when you go with the flow; the poet Jane Hirshfield writes wonderfully about this idea in her essays, too. Writing itself is like a darkness, isn’t it? You don’t know where you’re going, and the letters, like little foot soldiers place themselves into the darkness and imprint–you follow there! 🙂
Very interesting topic, your blog always makes me stop and think and so I’ve awarded you the You make my day badge, feel free to pass it on to others .
I love it, thanks Janie!
This was the perfect message for me to read today. I have been experiencing that dark night of the soul for 2 years, and what she is saying makes perfect sense to me, it also reminds me of a saying, it is always darkest before the dawn. Thank you for posting this! 🙂
Your welcome dontdatethatdude, perhaps you’re the reason I felt so compelled to post it:)