More on St John of the Cross

I wrestled with reading Dark Night of the Soul in January. A few days ago my tutor on the Spiritual Direction Course gave me an extract which seems really helpful, and hooks in to the uncertainty of my job hunt.

You must go by a way in which you are not.

To come to the pleasure you have not
You must go by a way that you will probably enjoy not

To come to the knowledge that you have not
You must go by a way that you know not

To come to the possession that you have not
You must go by a way in which you possess not

To come to be what you are not
You must go by a way in which you are not.

(John of the Cross)

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