Dark Night Of The Soul Quotes by Carl Jung, T.C. Boyle, Flannery O’Connor, James Wolcott, Joel Osteen, Rufus Jones and many others.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
I’d read somewhere that nine out of ten adults in Alaska had a drinking problem. I could believe it. Snow, ice, sleet, wind, the dark night of the soul: what else were you supposed to do?
Right now the whole world seems to be going through a dark night of the soul.
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
A lost election can have the jolt of a drop through the gallows door, leading to a dark night of the soul in which the future presses down like a cloud that will never lift.
Sustaining faith is what sets you through those dark nights of the soul when you don’t know where to go or what to do, and it seems that you can’t last another day…but because of your faith in God, you do.
If you have not clung to a broken piece of your old ship in the dark night of the soul, your faith may not have the sustaining power to carry you through to the end of the journey.
In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day.
To heal the wound, you have to go into the dark night of the soul.
Someone observed darkly that it is always two A.M. when one is in the ‘dark night of the soul.
You don’t go through a deep personal transformation without some kind of dark night of the soul.
I believe that the dark night of the soul is a common spiritual experience. I believe, too, that the answer is continued seeking and perseverance. It helps to know that others have endured a loss of faith.
I’ve had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat.
Being human is a complicated gig. So give that ol’ dark night of the soul a hug. Howl the eternal yes!
When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, then comes the new life and all that is needed.
Every spiritual teaching points to the possibility of the end of suffering – Now. It is true that most teachers have had to go through the “Dark Night of the Soul,” although for one or two it was very, very quick.
The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation.