“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 ever more wonders.” ~ Andrew Harvey (born 1952)
Harvey is a British author and religious scholar.
According to Wikipedia, Harvey is “the founder of the Sacred Activism movement. He serves as Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism.”
I find that to be very interesting. In my blog posts I have been using quotes from activists and have been discussing the work of activists.
[Source for quotation: Andrew Harvey, The Return of the Mother. Quoted in Pronoia is the Antidote to Paranoia: How the Whole World is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, by Rob Brezsny (2005), page 127. Source for date and biographical information: Wikipedia, accessed August 16, 2010].