By Andrew Harvey

The act of prayer has been recognized—by sages and skeptics alike—as a strong option to enact optimistic actual, non secular, and emotional swap. Prayer has the ability to take us past the rational brain, commencing our hearts and interesting our souls. It brings us peace and healthiness. Its target is to uplift our spirits and produce us towards the divine.

In mild the Flame, instructor and poet Andrew Harvey has collected the 365 prayers that experience most affected his existence, delivering us a regular reminder of the sacred. Drawing insights from worldwide, throughout religions, and an array of disciplines, Harvey presents thought from nice non secular minds like Rumi and Thomas Merton, activists like César Chávez and mom Teresa, and philosophers like Nietzsche and Voltaire—plus he comprises a few of his personal works. With topics that variety from love and loss to harmony and transformation, this luminous e-book will seize your mind's eye and nourish your soul.

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