The Lull

depressed
There seems to be a gathering malaise in the world, with unemployment climbing, banks failing, wars raging… and this set of circumstances reflects back into our individual lives, even if things remain fairly stable in our immediate environment.

There is a spiritual concept known as the Dark Night of the Soul which places the inevitable difficulties of life into a “higher” perspective.

I thought I’d discuss it over at the new place, if you’d like to check it out. Please comment if you feel inspired to do so!

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2 thoughts on “The Lull

  1. Raman says:

    I wonder how long is this depression going to last. This is a time when spirituality can be a solace for the soul.

  2. adreampuppet says:

    Well, Raman (and thanks for dropping by!), as mentioned at the blog to which this post refers, the Dark Night of the Soul is a spiritual analogy that finds resonance in the collective economic downturn that may, indeed, be termed a “depression.” My take is that “depression” and the Dark Night should not be pathologized, but should be embraced, as they are spiritually-guided journeys into areas of our being that must be encountered on the way to “enlightenment.”

    I do agree with you, that “this is a time when spirituality can be a solace for the soul.” But, then, spirituality does not need economic depressions for that, yes?

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