Joan Chittisterâ€™s book Between Darkness and the Daylight is an excellent read. It does not matter what we may be looking for, you will find something that speaks to you in this book. Joan is an exceptional writer and her intelligence is very refreshing. In reading this book one will see that she is a very intuitive woman.
She covers many great points in this book. Although some people may see some of what she is saying as a contradiction to their belief about faith. Therefore, if you are willing to embrace the information in this book, you will find that your soul will grow.
I would like to share a two of her quotes with you:
1- â€œRisk, the willingness to accept an unknown future with open hands and a happy heart is the key to the adventures of the soul.â€
2- â€œWe are not born to be miserable. We are born to be fully alive, to be happy, to give our gifts to the world with the joy that comes from doing our best and having it mean something to someone else.â€
There are is a lot more in this book that I can quote for you but only quoted two.
The first quote is just saying that if we donâ€™t take risk there will not be any possibilities for us. We have to dream and keep our ability of living alive. If we donâ€™t gamble in our life time the world will be a small place to live in and our heartâ€™s desire will never be met or lived. She is showing in the second quote, if we donâ€™t follow or go along with our heartâ€™s desire, we will be â€œMISARABLE.â€ This is why so many people are so unhappy because they are not living there lifeâ€™s purpose.
This book is a must read for anyone one looking to live and not just exist in the world or their life.