15. On the Dark Night of the Soul

Managing your way through a dark night turns out to be a key skill for finding the life you want.

It turns out that there's a powerful, unexpected bright spot to our suffering and disappointment. Join Dave Schmelzer for a look at how spiritual masters from around the world--including Mother Teresa and John of the Cross--tell us about how our dark nights might not be as bad as they appear. In his preface, Dave offers some contemplative reflections on the threat of the coronavirus. 

Mentioned on this podcast:
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, by Dan Harris and Jeff Warren
Journey to the Heart, edited by Kim Nataraja
Radical Acceptance, by Tara Brach
Isaiah 43:18-19; Isaiah 50:10,11; Romans 8:14-17; John 12:24
Online groups on journeying spirituality. Email mail@blueoceanfaith.org for information
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