Michael Mirdad’s new book, The Dark Night of the Soul, is really amazing in how it captures exactly what it feels like to go through that process. In my own life, I went through it intensely for a few years, and there were many times when I just wanted to die. But I just kept trusting, even when I had no idea where I was being led, and eventually, I came out stronger, and in many ways, a whole new person. In fact, it shaped me to have the life I have now. At the time, I had to do my own research to figure out what I was going through. It would have been SO GREAT to have this book to help me through many of the challenges that I faced at the time, including relationship endings, job changes, residence changes, changes of friends, and going back to school. It was intense! From this succinct book, I learned the power and value of forgiveness of others as well as myself. I wish I had known that sooner. I also realized that the battles I thought were outside of me were merely reflections of battles within myself, and as I worked to resolve them years later, the outside circumstances stopped being of concern. Finally, it was very comforting to realize that even while IN the Dark Night of the Soul, I was connecting with the divine, because it was all I had. I learned HOW to connect to stay sane. I loved reading about the value of having that connectedness with God in order to truly rebuild a new life, which I most definitely have over the years. I am grateful and appreciative that such a tool given to us by Michael Mirdad is now available for others, so they can get through these times more easily, rather than doing it the hard way as some of us did. Peace and blessings to all who read this book.

Linda Mae Costello