Anodea Judith, Ph.D.: To come of age in the heart is to fall back in love with the world,
To find that our world is subject, not object;
To realize that, yes, the self is sacred, but so is the entire web of life.
In the realm of the heart, we reconstitute the archetype of sacred partnership:
Balanced, respectful and mutually enhancing.
Here we are inspired to act from passionate dedication,
Not spineless obedience;
To be repossessed by the sacred,
Rather than dispossessed by its lack;
To be pulled forward by an evolving vision from the future,
Rather than held back by the decaying pattern of the past.