Many mystics face dark nights. Howard Thurman, Mother Teresa, Henri Nouwen, Jesus? Saint John of the Cross wrote, “In the lucky dark no light to guide, except for my heart this fire inside.” Darkness is The Great Teacher. Yet powerlessness, loneliness, loss, and great rivers of rage, grief, and despair run deep. We suffer.
Can we embrace the dark Or do we need to let it take us like a lover? How can we learn to suffer and live? The wisdom of the body has clues. Sing, dance, tell, breathe, touch, dream, be still, notice.
Embrace the art of healing to play and pray with life’s challenges. See The Hymn of Jesus.
- Henri Nouwen (spiritualseeds101.com)