Saturday, December 01, 2012

The Great Spiritual Basket Case

"There is no medal awarded for having a tough time in the Dark Night or for staying in it for longer than necessary, much to my dismay. One of the more bizarre potholes we can fall into in the Dark Night is to become identified and fascinated with the role of The Great Spiritual Basket Case. “I am so spiritual that my life is a non-stop catastrophe of uncontrollable insights, disabling and freakish raptures, and constant emotional crises of the most profound nature. My spiritual abilities are proven and verified by what a mess I am making of my life. How brave I am to screw up my life in this way! Oh, what a glorious and holy wreck I am.”"  Ingram p.203

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