In some truly lofty poetic writing, Andrew Cohen describes the evolutionary pull of Eros, that principle that I call Heterophilia:
… When this teaching [of Evolutionary Enlightenment] is being lived in concert with others who share the same lofty aspirations, a spiritually enlivened worldspace is born—a worldspace that is humming and thriving with the unique vibrancy that is the authentic expression of what I call the Evolutionary Impulse. I’m referring to Eros, that powerful vertical thrust in the cosmos, which created and is still creating the entire universe, including you and me.
When we awaken to the primordial movement of this impulse at the core of our being, we become aware of a part of ourselves that is untouched by anything and everything that has ever occurred within the sphere of our personal psychological and emotional experience. This part of ourselves is always ecstatically and urgently compelled towards the as-yet-unmanifest future and is ever-focused on that alone. When we awaken to this evolutionary impulse, as the magnetic pull of the future tugs at our awareness, slowly but surely we drop our attachments to our personal history. No longer so distracted by the past and the present, no longer overwhelmed by the instinct to survive and the perpetual desire for security and comfort, we now see and feel an uncreated future potential that previously we simply were not aware of.
When we are awakened by Eros, what awakens? It is that primordial stillness, untouched by the vicissitudes of the personality, unneedful of any evolutionary impulse or future-orientation. It is the solidity capable of resisting the magnetic pull of evolution, even when doing so it must sacrifice, dissolve, or destroy. It is that sleeper in a slumber so rich and totally complete that it need not ever stir. It is not mere instinct or potential, but a Body resonant with the subtle frequencies interrupting even the finest psychological perception of stillness, just as the explosive dynamism of the subatomic world underlies the most tranquil experience of serenity. That simplicity paradoxically complex in unperceptible and incomprehensible ways is the pool in which Agape swims, the pure presence of mind, matter, and imperceptible dimensions. It is that suchness that I call homophilia, the Integrative Impulse, that grounds all existence.