As ominous as the title of this blog sounds, it is not at all dark. Tonight I’m feeling hopeful and light, I’m feeling a deep seated happiness from somewhere in my tummy, because I’ve come through the Dark Night of my Soul.
In the past few weeks, I’ve found the teaching of Eckhart Tolle and Kim Eng to be so incredibly inspiring and uplifting. It’s so strange, I’d heard some of it before – but even if you hear, the penny only drops when something in you is ready for it to come home. And that I did, I came home. I found home 🙏🏾
Some readings on Dark Night of the Soul: https://www.eckharttolle.com/eckhart-on-the-dark-night-of-the-soul/ As well as: https://lonerwolf.com/the-dark-night-of-the-soul/
It’s like an awakening. I’ve been here all along but suddenly I’m seeing things that were around me in a way that I’d never seen it before. I’m feeling a deep and rich sense of gratitude for everything, for life. These days my smile is genuine, my laugh comes from the pit of my tummy and I really couldn’t give a rat’s hoohar about anything around me that is none of my business. It’s like I found the kingdom of heaven, and it’s been inside me all along.
But moving on, …..work was fun and hilarious today. It started with some collaborative discussions with a university in Scotland. #WatchThisSpace in the next few months. This was followed by some avo, tomato and feta on toast for brunch.
Then I attended our first online Faculty Board meeting with a bunch of learned academics who struggled with technology – simple stuff like muting the mic. Someone else kept grabbing the chairperson’s screen and it took them 20 minutes to figure out what was happening. This was followed by some homemade chocolate brownie and ice-cream for lunch.
And then I spend some time looking at pictures of my adorable little nephew. Gosh he is so flipping cute 😍😍😍. I can’t wait to hold him once Lockdown is over.
Then I finished another task on my to-do list and engaged in some cool conversation with colleagues, and my children as well as some light hearted fun banter with friends about life, the universe and bullshit! Decided not to cook dinner and opted for an extra large bowl of popcorn in bed instead!
Today was a good day. Today I spoke my mind, I did what I needed to do, and I indulged in simple pleasures. I didn’t think too much. I was just ‘present’. Life is kind.
I wish everyone the Dark Night of your Soul. May it also give you that gift that no money can buy!