Sometimes life smashes me on the shores of an inner desolation. A darkness so profound that it seems almost impossible to climb out of it. Like looking up at the sheer face of the frozen north wall of a mountain with nothing left within to face the challenge. Overwhelmed with the pain of darkness. A place of pointlessness; of the futility of life; of the exhausted emotions; of the weight of the difficulties facing humanity. A place of utter desolation. Such is the journey of many a spiritual aspirant. For you must enter the darkness in order to find the light beneath and beyond it. But yet also, the darkness is what is released by the light itself at the core of your being when the light pulses a little more illumination into you. In life, we [...]