The “dark night of the soul” happens to everyone at some point. It can be triggered by an illness, an accident, a relationship breakdown, the death of a loved one, or the premature death of a child. During this time, you begin to question life much deeper.
When this eruption in your life occurs, an intense sense of meaninglessness can follow. Nothing in life makes sense anymore, and you cannot find purpose in anything you do. What you have achieved and where you were heading in life that once gave you so much joy and meaning before your world collapsed no longer matters.
This emotional state can sometimes have the same feeling as what is commonly known as depression. How long a person stays in this inner state is different for everyone. It is often described as the curtains closing, feeling extreme emptiness, and being in a very dark place.
The “dark night of the soul” is like experiencing death or disintegrating everything once known. What dies off is the conscious part of the mind, and the slate is wiped clean. Once this stage is reached, all our mind-made attachments to what we held meaning to that were taken away are released, and innocence emerges. A rebirth occurs and this is the spiritual awakening.
The road of personal reconciliation and delving into who you really are is a profound and emotional journey of self-discovery that is both painful and transformational.
If you have been here or currently are struggling in your life after a period of the death of your old self, you are not alone. Through effective and enriching therapy, new pathways appear and life becomes reshaped with more depth and a new kind of meaning like never before.
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