l want to dive deep with you and explore a very scary topic for many of us...darkness.
I only found the love I was seeking because I became the woman who could live in it. Many years ago I was jaded about relationships, marriage, partnership, and all things romantic love. After my divorce, I was convinced that I wasn’t meant for pairing up. I was sure it stifled my spiritual practice, inevitably led to suffering, and stopped us from awakening.
Many years ago I had the privilege of studying a text entirely devoted to the prohibitions of the tongue with a well-known Shaykh (Muslim scholar) of the West. While I don’t remember the content of the course in detail, what stayed with me most was the personal transformation I felt after spending an entire semester devoted exclusively to examining the use of my tongue.