Published on June 18, 2013 on Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen.

“…the truth is you turned away from yourself and decided to go into the dark alone…”

The first time I read these words by Kabir, the mystic poet of India, I knew deep inside myself that the turbulent time I was experiencing in my life was not real.

I mean, it was happening: My husband and I had moved more than 2,000 miles away from our families, to a new home and two new jobs that took us away from each other a lot of the time. One thing after another was (seemingly) going wrong, and my husband was muttering repeatedly what he often says during times of strife, “Why couldn’t we have just left well enough alone?”…continue reading.