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“If you're really listening, if you're awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold evermore wonders.”
Andrew Harvey
“Nothing that happens on the surface of the sea can alter the calm of its depths”
Andrew Harvey, The Direct Path: Creating a Personal Journey to the Divine Using the World's Spirtual Traditions
“A spirituality that is only private and self-absorbed, one devoid of an authentic political and social consciousness, does little to halt the suicidal juggernaut of history. On the other hand, an activism that is not purified by profound spiritual and psychological self-awareness and rooted in divine truth, wisdom, and compassion will only perpetuate the problem it is trying to solve, however righteous its intentions. When, however, the deepest and most grounded spiritual vision is married to a practical and pragmatic drive to transform all existing political, economic and social institutions, a holy force - the power of wisdom and love in action - is born. This force I define as Sacred Activism.”
Andrew Harvey, The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism
“To be in a body is to hear the heartbeat of death at every moment.”
Andrew Harvey
“If you’re really listening, if you’re awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly.”
Andrew Harvey
“If you’re listening, if you’re awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; it’s purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold ever more wonders.”
Andrew Harvey
“Competition exists to choose who gets the prize when the prize can’t be shared.”
Andrew Harvey
“We are now, I believe, on the threshold of a third stage which I call the stage of the sacred marriage. This is the only position we could possibly take and still survive. This is a stage beyond both matriarchy and patriarchy. It involves the restoration to human respect of all of the rejected powers of the feminine. But it is absolutely essential that this restoration should be accomplished in the deep spirit of the sacred feminine. Not only should we invoke the sacred feminine, restore the sacred feminine, but this union between the matriarchal and the patriarchal, the sacred marriage, must be accomplished in the spirit of the sacred feminine for it to be real, effective, rich, and fecund. It must occur in her spirit of unconditional love, in her spirit of tolerance, forgiveness, all-embracing and all-harmonizing balance, and not, in any sense, involve a swing in the other direction.”
Andrew Harvey, The Return of the Mother
“I pray for the gift of silence, Of emptiness and solitude, Where everything I touch is turned into prayer:”
Andrew Harvey, Light the Flame: 365 Days of Prayer
“Let my soul in its journey into you Never rest anywhere.”
Andrew Harvey, Light the Flame: 365 Days of Prayer
“The universe is in fact the constantly reborn “child” of the lovemaking of the “Father” and “Mother,” Shiva and Shakti, who at all moments dance in and out of, and merge with, each other’s being with divine complexity, subtlety, passion, and ecstatic humor.”
Andrew Harvey, The Return of the Mother


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