Right now the whole world seems to be going through a dark night of the soul.— Flannery O'Connor
Perspective Dark Night Of The Soul quotations
Sleep doesn't help if it's your soul that's tired.
In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day.
The dark night of the soul is when you have lost the flavor of life but have not yet gained the fullness of divinity. So it is that we must weather that dark time, the period of transformation when what is familiar has been taken away and the new richness is not yet ours.
Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.
In the dark night of the soul, bright flows the river of God.
There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you believed in and thought that you were.
I was broken in body, soul, and spirit.
My natural elasticity was crushed, my intellect languished, the disposition to read departed, the cheerful spark that lingered about my eye died; the dark night of slavery closed in upon me; and behold a man transformed into a brute!
It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanses the heart.
People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.
The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation.
I can see lights in the distance trembling in the dark cloak of night Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing a waltz on All Souls Night.
To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is faith.
When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, then comes the new life and all that is needed.
If I believe in anything, it is in the dark night of the soul.
Awe is my religion, and mystery is its church.
Someone observed darkly that it is always two A.M. when one is in the 'dark night of the soul.
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
The dark night of the soul is a journey into light, a journey from your darkness into the strength and hidden resources of your soul.
Whenever Beauty looks, Love is also there;
Whenever beauty shows a rosy cheek Love lights Her fire from that flame. When beauty dwells in the dark folds of night Love comes and finds a heart entangled in tresses. Beauty and Love are as body and soul. Beauty is the mine, Love is the diamond.
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.
When you can't look on the bright side I will sit with you in the dark.
Proximity to the crowd, to the majority view, spells the death of creativity.
For a soul can create only when alone, and some are chosen for the flowering that takes place in the dark avenues of night.
Being human is a complicated gig. So give that ol' dark night of the soul a hug. Howl the eternal yes!
You don't go through a deep personal transformation without some kind of dark night of the soul.
When it rains, look for rainbows. When it's dark, look for stars.
The face of the night will be an old wound that reopens each evening, impassive and living. The distant silence will ache like a soul, mute, in the dark. We'll speak to the night as it's whispering softly.
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.
The dark night of the soul for me was one night in Florida, when I had been on the road for about four years and I realized that everybody around me was on my payroll, that my old friends hadn't been in touch with me and my family didn't know where to get me. I was a very unhappy guy and it was because I was really alone.
If we are irritated, by every rub, how will we be polished?
In community, where you have all the affection you could ever dream of, you feel that there is a place where even community cannot reach. That's a very important experience. In that loneliness, which is like a dark night of the soul, you learn that God is greater than community.
Upon a darkened night the flame of love was burning in my breast And by a lantern bright I fled my house while all in quiet rest. Shrouded by the night and by the secret stair I quickly fled. The veil concealed my eyes while all within lay quiet as the dead.
Won't You guide me through the dark night of the soul That I may better understand Your way... Let me purify my thoughts and words and deeds That I may be a vehicle for Thee... Give me my rapture today.
Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and a pretty soul.
Because the soul is like a flower that folds its petals when dark comes, and breathes not its fragrance into the phantoms of the night.
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.
In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o clock in the morning, day after day.
Just as the water reflects the stars and the moon, the body reflects the mind and soul.
Sometimes you can't see your way out.
The "dark night of the soul" - it's a reality for many, many people.
A Dark Night is a mental and emotional state of despair that arises when something is so painful that it blots out all other considerations and makes carrying on as usual out of the question.
The very moment you begin to seek your Heavenly Father, in that moment, the hope of His light will begin to awaken, enliven, and ennoble your soul. The darkness may not dissipate all at once, but as surely as night always gives way to dawn, the light will come.
Whatever is good for you soul, do that.
To heal the wound, you have to go into the dark night of the soul.
Progress is man's mode of existence. The general life of the human race is called Progress, the collective stride of the human race is called Progress. Progress advances; it makes the great human and terrestrial journey towards the celestial and the divine; it has its halting places where it rallies the laggard troop, it has its stations where itmeditates, in the presence of some splendid Canaan suddenly unveiled on its horizon, it has its nights when it sleeps; and it is one of the poignant anxieties of the thinker that he sees the shadow resting on the human soul, and that he gropes in darkness without being able to awakenthat slumbering Progress.
I've owned 41 airplanes. A few of them would talk with me. This little seaplane, though, we've had long conversations in flight. There's a spirit in anything, I think, into which we weave our soul. Not many pilots talk about it, but they think about it in the quiet dark of a night flight.
In the tradition of Julian of Norwich and St.
Teresa of Avila and all the other mystics, we can learn to render ourselves vulnerable to the "favors of God" - those indescribable experiences that mock our dualisms and so saturate our imagination with abundance that they transcend our ability to convey joy and wonder. In the tradition of St. John of the Cross, we can learn to survive and derive benefits from the soul's dark night.
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.