It was 2014 and I was having a particularly bad day. Everything just felt so meaningless and I didn’t know what my purpose on this planet even was.
I was living through what is known as The Dark Night of The Soul and it was hitting me with such tenacity that on some days, it was hard to just breathe.
Then something extraordinary happened.
I walked past a mirror and caught my reflection. I stopped and turned to the mirror, staring at it for a few long seconds. At that exact moment, I didn’t recognize the reflection staring back at me.
It was frightening (have you ever NOT recognized your own reflection?) but after those initial seconds, I focused on my eyes and started to feel a deep peace come over me. I could see my soul through those eyes and that knowing helped keep me calm.
That, my friend, is the perfect image of what a Dark Night is: you literally lose yourself.
Whenever I try to explain The Dark Night to others, I think of an old Campbell’s soup commercial, with a melting snowman:
That’s what the Dark Night does to you. It melts away who you think you are.
And make no mistake: the process of losing yourself can be so very painful.
Some teachers call the Dark Night a sort of an existential crisis but in this week’s video, I go much deeper than this.
I help you understand what a Dark Night really is, and how you can get out of it more quickly.
I shot this video with 2 key goals in mind:
1. To give you a unique definition of the Dark Night, based on my personal experience.
2. To help you come out of the Dark Night faster by using an accelerated process that I learned during my own Dark Night.
In this video, I answer 5 key questions to help you understand and navigate this spiritual process with mastery:
1. What’s the dark night of the soul?
2. What are the top signs of a Dark Night?
3. Why does it happen?
4. How long does it last?
5. How can we get out of a Dark Night more quickly?
I also share 3 key practices that accelerated my own Dark Night process and helped me get out of it in only a few months (as opposed to YEARS).
Yes, you read that correctly: many people spend years in the Dark Night. But you don’t have to.
The key insights I share in this video will help accelerate your own Dark Night process so you don’t spend years stuck in this spiritual phenomenon.
Here’s the audio version of this video: