The Book of Awakening, by poet and teacher Mark Nepo, provides small doses of what really matters, simple truths and stories from everyday lives, plus inspiration from the great wisdom traditions. Each day’s entry is accompanied by simple, yet profound, practices designed to help us live the life we want by being present to the life we have. For, in the words of St. Francis of Assisi, “You are that which you are seeking.”
"I wish someone besides the author were performing."
Mark Nepo has been called "one of the finest spiritual guides of our time", "a consummate storyteller", and "an eloquent spiritual teacher". With the rare ability to communicate stirringly profound truths directly to each individual heart, Mark inspires audiences of more than 15,000 people as well as small, intimate groups. Now, in The One Life We're Given, Nepo's personal stories, questions, and meditations take us on a deep and uplifting journey to know our own hearts and enliven our souls.
"Good book, easy listening"
Known for his penetrating books on resilience and suffering, poet, philosopher, and cancer survivor Mark Nepo continues to go deeper into what matters and to sift the wisdom that comes from confronting and recovering from the physical and spiritual challenges of life. In Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, he offers new lessons and insights on the importance of giving our full attention to all that life has to offer.
"True North conversation"
On Reduced to Joy, best-selling author and poet-philosopher Mark Nepo invites you to join him in a poignant examination of "the gifts and challenges of being a spirit here on Earth," through six captivating sessions that address the vital task of discovering and returning to what matters.
As a poet, philosopher, and cancer survivor, Mark Nepo has been breaking a path of spiritual inquiry for more than thirty years. In his new book, the #1 New York Times bestselling author explores how the soul works in the world. Called "one of the finest spiritual guides of our time", this beloved teacher explores what it means to become our truest self through the ongoing and timeless journey of awakening to the dynamic wholeness of life, which is messy and unpredictable.
Most of us can remember a time when we felt completely awake - fully present, deeply engaged, our heart and mind wide open. We also know those periods of sleepiness when our purpose is unclear, we lose our way in relationship, and life's challenges seem more than we can bear. In Staying Awake, Mark Nepo invites us to inhabit our tuest selves "in all ways in all directions," as we find our own voices in the One Conversation in which each of our lives is a story waiting to be told.
Stories carry the seeds of our humanness. They help us, teach us, heal us, and connect us to what matters. As Far as the Heart Can See is an invitation to be in relationship with deep and life-giving material. Poet and philosopher Mark Nepo reaches people through their hearts, bringing something fresh and new to the field by stimulating change through reflection of thoughts and feelings. The stories he shares in As Far as the Heart Can See come from many places....
Many are familiar with teacher and poet Mark Nepo's books on inner transformation, relationship, and the emergence of purpose in our lives. Less well-known is that in 1987 he was diagnosed with cancer, and the revelations during that time would inform every dimension of his work to follow. With Inside the Miracle, Mark Nepo shares what he discovered along this challenging terrain and the insights most essential to those of us who now find ourselves there.
All spiritual traditions affirm that fully participating in our own life is what allows us to find our place in the fullness and beauty of the world. As such, holding nothing back is less a forceful act of will and more a surrender into the current of life we are always in. In Holding Nothing Back, Mark Nepo invites us to enliven the one obligation we are born with: to be completely who you are. Our reward is nothing less than the realization that "all of life is in whatever moment we wake to."
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Mark Nepo is a beloved teacher, poet, and storyteller. In this book he invites us to live from our inner core in ways small and large, every day. That is all we can do in life, and all we need for our lives to bear witness and contribute, to make the world a better place. To listen to the stories in this book is to find our own place of courage and peace.
"Healing from the inside"
Designed as a companion and soul-friend, this is a book of marvels woven from the author’s own story, stories of others’ struggles with their humanness, and truths from the great wisdom traditions. A series of daily reflections, The Book of Awakening is a guidebook for a new journey of the soul. Each entry is a work of art, accompanied by a practice that makes for a completely original call to awaken the mind and the senses.
In Finding Inner Courage, Mark Nepo invites readers to explore their own inner core through the stories of ordinary people, political activists, artists and spiritual teachers from a variety of traditions. These are people who have faced themselves: people who have stood by the courage of their convictions in moments both great and small. The book is divided into three sections - finding our inner core, standing by our inner core and sustaining the practice of living from that place.