Gerald G. May



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Addiction and Grace: Love a...

4.19 avg rating — 1,078 ratings — published 1988 — 12 editions
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The Dark Night of the Soul:...

4.28 avg rating — 907 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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The Wisdom of Wilderness: E...

4.16 avg rating — 201 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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The Awakened Heart: Opening...

4.28 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 1991 — 9 editions
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Will and Spirit

4.31 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 1983 — 9 editions
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Care of Mind/Care of Spirit...

3.98 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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Simply Sane: The Spirituali...

4.15 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1977 — 5 editions
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Living in Love

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The Open Way: A Meditation ...

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“There is a desire within each of us,
in the deep center of ourselves
that we call our heart.
We were born with it,
it is never completely satisfied,
and it never dies.
We are often unaware of it,
but it is always awake.

It is the Human desire for Love.
Every person in this Earth yearns to love,
to be loved, to know love.
Our true identity, our reason for being
is to be found in this desire.

Love is the "why" of life,
why we are functioning at all.
I am convinced
it is the fundamental energy
of the human spirit.
the fuel on which we run,
the wellspring of our vitality.

And grace,
which is the flowing,
creative activity, of love itself,
is what makes all goodness possible.

Love should come first,
it should be the beginning of,
and the reason for everything.”
Gerald May, Living in Love

“Peace is not something you can force on anything or anyone... much less upon one's own mind. It is like trying to quiet the ocean by pressing upon the waves. Sanity lies in somehow opening to the chaos, allowing anxiety, moving deeply into the tumult, diving into the waves, where underneath, within, peace simply is.”
Gerald May, Simply Sane: The Spirituality of Mental Health

“Maybe, sometimes, in the midst of things going terribly wrong, something is going just right.”
Gerald G. May, The Dark Night of the Soul: A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Between Darkness and Spiritual Growth



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