Another great quote from "The Dark Night of The Soul" by Gerald G. May. In it he writes: "the dark night of the soul is an ongoing transition from compulsively trying to control one's life toward a trusting freedom and openness to God and the real situations of life."
I was struck by the power of this thought. I have been coming to grips with my own efforts of "compulsively trying to control" my life and my circumstances. While I hardly know if I'm in the middle of a dark night of my soul, I do know that I want to work on making the transition he is speaking about in my own life.