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Reinventing Yourself by Mario Alonso Puig

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18. THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL

“If a man conquered a thousand men a thousand times in a battle, and another conquered only one, himself, then that man would really be the greater of the conquerors.”EL DHAMMAPADA

Many mystics, on their path to find God, have mentioned a period of confusion, sadness, fear and solitude which they’ve named, “the dark night of the soul”. Many of us, despite not being mystics, also have the sensation that, when we wish to abandon the space that we have call “identity” we enter into another full of doubt and confusion. In this new area which is also known as “the breakdown zone”, a human being feels lost and finds it difficult to think clearly. Everything around him is covered in mist and he doesn’t know where to go ...

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