You are the BEAUTY and the BEAST is that annoying “voice” that is always putting you down. Your enemy. Don’t listen to her OR him… You are AMAZING, you are BEAUTIFUL, you are WONDERFUL just as you are.
How am I so POSITIVE? I have overcome a lot, I have been through the “DARK NIGHTS OF THE SOUL”, and I SURVIVED! I hope that none of you have to experience this state in your life.
Google says, “The phrase “dark night of the soul” comes from the Spanish mystic and poet John of the Cross (1541–1597). (And) the dark night of the soul is a spiritual depression, a kind of existential crisis, that requires a deep and painful dip that must be experienced before enlightenment. The “dark night of the soul” is a concept that has been discussed for millennia, typically associated with a poem written by St. John of the Cross. “
It was the worst time of my life next to the periods of time when I was struggling with depression, anxiety, and insomnia. And I have also experienced ALL AT THE SAME TIME. I cannot explain to you here in one blog (article – my preferred term) what “dark nights of the soul” was for me and what it feels like. One word – hell.
But because of those awful experiences I have come out on the opposite end of the spectrum. Happy. Content. Fulfilled. Dharma. Dharma is a state of bliss that you will feel when you have found “your inner spiritual goddess or god”, you have found what your unique talents are that you can do better than anyone else, and use those talents for service to others. I have paraphrased Deepak Chopra’s book, “The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success”. If you have never read it before, please do. It will change your life.