Shares by Tathina The dark night of the soul is a process many spiritual seekers go through at some point in their lives, I being one of them. Even though this is a very beautiful and sacred process, it can be perceived at the time as very difficult. Especially when you are in the thick of the fog.
S Eliot In the Game of Thrones the story line is about political intrigue and the shadow creatures in this fantasy melodrama are always extensions of the people portrayed.
All the human emotions of lust, hate, anger, greed and betrayal are played out with only one goal, to survive and conquer. Of course this kind of human drama has no end witness real life dramas of war and greed. Just as the Game of Thrones is but a tale of the Shadow Empire of the ego-self so is the everyday day life of our selves.
Why are we so fascinated by this darker side of humanity? Is it because we can see what is also in our self but do it in the safety of arms length?
I spend a lot of time talking about and working with the shadow aspects of myself. The Shadow-self resides in the unconscious mind. Most of them I put there as a child— when I had limited resources and experiences to figure out what the traumas meant a trauma can be as small as a hurt feeling that were hurled at me or that surrounded me.
They are why we have certain addictions, failures both in relationships and careersnegative thoughts, judgments, and self-criticisms. They represent all those dark impulses and desires, selfishness, hostility and greediness we sometimes experience within ourselves. They are what prevent us from loving and acknowledging ourselves.
No matter how successful we become there is often a dark hooded figure that is quick to criticize and bring us down. Elliott None of us want to climb down into this cesspool of dread, sorrow, and childhood fears.
Our ego-selves are designed to figure things out then decide that which will make things better, run smoother, and lessen the pain and hurt vs. In this way the ego-self cuts itself off from others and from the spirit and soul. One of my greatest longings, and I suspect yours as well, is to find the true essence of myself i.
Why is it so hard to find and embrace this self? Bottom line, our nature is both light and dark and the rejection of one over the other through denial or opposition control or destruction of only leads to self-destructive behaviors.
The ego-self is designed to protect us from the world outside, but often it does this by sacrificing the inside, the very thing it is designed to protect.
Life can be lived without denying the shadow but by choosing the light, choosing to live your life in the light. You can only do that if you know what the dark is, where the absence of the light resides.
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John of the Cross. Paperback.
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caninariojana.com: Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals (): Thomas Moore: Books. Dark Night of the Soul (Spanish: La noche oscura del alma) is a poem written by the 16th-century Spanish mystic and poet St.
John of the Cross. The author himself did not give any title to his poem, on which he wrote two book-length commentaries: Ascent of Mount Carmel (Subida del Monte Carmelo) and The Dark Night (Noche Oscura).
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