At once spiritual and practical, Letters to My Son has been beloved by listeners from all walks of life, including single mothers seeking guidance in raising a son, fathers looking to share a voice of clarity about life's most important issues, and young men wanting an intelligent, sensitive, and streetwise companion on the journey toward a worthy manhood. In this 20th anniversary edition, Kent Nerburn adds to his classic reflections.
the narration was so powerful, and his son captures you in the knowledge and loving advice being expressed. .making you feel like you feel as the way he must have felt when reading the letters...and that causes me to greatly respect kent his father and the love and compassion he has cultivated and chosen to share over his time here.
the messages i received were too many to keep listening at times and so i had to take pause and reflect quite a bit on this. i spent a month or little more on this one. it enriched me so much and yet i know i will learn just as much new messages when i listen to it a second time.
my father was always there physically but he was not there for me growing up. and so i need to express my thanks to kent and his son for helping me to bridge an important gap that has been left somewhere in my heart..i knew it was there i just didnt realize how deep it was always. it is okay though. and kents words were so powerful for me. i do long for a past of kinship and teaching from a loving father and though i was failed that i am happy still for who i am and am grateful for many things. things like this collection of letters from a man to his son.
it makes me realize that i am only missing what i think i am missing and once i find it it is no longer missing really..if even it came to me in an unexpected way or form. and then too i can share it when the time is right.
thankyou to the Nerburns for this orchestra of beauty kindness compassion wisdom and knowledge. thankyou for the tears of awe and happiness and compassion i wept while listening to the son narrate his fathers gift of heart .
Small Graces is a journey into the sacred moments that illuminate our everyday lives. In 20 elegant pieces, writer, sculptor, and theologian Kent Nerburn celebrates the daily rituals that reveal our deeper truths. Through the exploration of simple acts, Small Graces reminds us to chart a course each day that nourishes the soul, honors the body, and engages the mind.
a beautiful little piece. its briefness exaserbates its example. thank you mr. Kent Nerburn. wonderful.
Difficulties are a part of life, but so is the wisdom that helps us overcome them. In Keep Going, Lakota elder and award-winning storyteller Joseph M. Marshall III offers the unique perspective of his people to remind us that the most important and enduring lessons come through the power of perseverance.
and if you have then this is a wonderful addition of his stories told to us listeners and it will supplement and enrich your life with insight that seems so simple. yet it has an undeniable and real and positive impact.
yet it was missing from my life and i think we all need it or some form of it and i am sad in my heart sometimes that more of it is not found everywhere or just anywhere and that it seemed to be gone in my own life for a while but this reminded me of the insights and lessons that do exist in my past and also added to them.
i just listened to this book a second time and also had it sent to a friend i grew up with ..
who recently robbed a store to be sent to prison as a cry for life to save him self from the world of drugs he was involved with.
and there isn't a better book id recommend to either someone in dire circumstances like him, or even to one like myself who just needed to be reminded that good things did exist in my past and there is more out there. simple as that.
i think we need to campaign for oor legacy as a country in america to begin modelling our communities after the very natives of our country. theyve had thousands of years of experience here with the land and 99 percent of said experience was while they were entirely one with the land and there was nothing but time and space for their communities to learn how to thrive and work together and form superb teaching systems all without the european styles of war and slavery and imperialism running rampant for all the many centuries of their existence to disrupt it, until it eventually did unfortunately.
i am disgusted with how slowly we have taken as a culture in the united states since the forming of "our country" to become more humble and to value human life and to be tolerant and loving to our brothers and sisters of all kinds.
i am happy when i find people making a difference like Joseph Marshall III . he inspires me to ask myself, how can i also help and contribute to my and everyones legacy to help them be better than we are.
David Carson's personal story of his initiation into the mysterious healing rites of the Choctaw with medicine woman Mary Gardener. Through her teachings and his own mind-bending experiences, he gives us a glimpse into an alternate reality.
It would be this book. Davids telling is humble in my opinion. he tried as much as he could not to shame what the old ways are while presenting their existence and importance.
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The second novel in Joseph M. Marshall III's acclaimed Lakota Western series begins in 1875, as Sitting Bull gathers thousands of Lakota to face the growing problem of white incursion. What follows is a sweeping tale of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, including the days and weeks leading up to the conflict and the remarkable defeat of General George Armstrong Custer and the Seventh Cavalry.
The narrator is very good. you will hear how he tells stories which help one come to know humble, subtle personality traits and the beautiful way of life of Lakota and other native nations'.
everyone can learn from them and greatly enrich the lives of those around them and themselves through this knowledge.
i applaud Joeseph Marshall III for what he has done and continues to do. it is an important thing and i am glad for it.
Speaking from the cultural viewpoint of the Lakota of the northern Plains, the author discusses the evolution of native cultures to fit within the environment and adapt to it, as opposed to changing it drastically or wholesale to fit human needs and comforts. He suggests that changing our contemporary thinking in relating to the earth in a less harmful way does not mean a drastic change in lifestyles....
i appreciate and am grateful for another of your readings Joeseph. it has influenced me in such a way to where i think differently and have been for months and probably will forever and has enriched my life and is starting to enrich and enlighten those around me for the better.
Most of the world remembers Crazy Horse as a peerless warrior who brought the U.S. Army to its knees at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But to his fellow Lakota Indians, he was a dutiful son and humble fighting man who, with valor, spirit, respect, and unparalleled leadership, fought for his people's land, livelihood, and honor. In this fascinating biography, Joseph Marshall, himself a Lakota Indian, creates a vibrant portrait of the man, his times, and his legacy.
my heart feels heavy after this story. we are all human and should all be treated so. should all love another. why not?
Widely hailed as a spiritual classic, this inspirational and unfailingly powerful story reveals the life and visions of the Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and the tragic history of his Sioux people during the epic closing decades of the Old West. In 1930, the aging Black Elk met a kindred spirit, the famed poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881–1973) on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
this book is important. we need to learn about the accounts of native americans in middle schools across the U.S.
As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.
I think that this publication should be read in class in middle school and that a new class centered around environmental reciprocity needs to be made and taught in all schools across the worlds nations, including studies involved with people like Robin
Narcissus and Goldmund is the story of a passionate yet uneasy friendship between two men of opposite character. Narcissus, an ascetic instructor at a cloister school, has devoted himself solely to scholarly and spiritual pursuits. One of his students is the sensual, restless Goldmund, who is immediately drawn to his teacher's fierce intellect and sense of discipline.
i extremely enjoyed this book. the narrator has the voice for herman hesse works. my most memorable moment here is when goldmund is pursuing the mistress of the count and the second visit gets found in their castle by the guards. as if he were set up. the moment actually had my heart pounding as if i were in the moment.
second most memorable moment was when goldmund enters the cabin full of dead family members. such a moment takes one a while to accept if at all. even for the reader let alone being there. hesse paints an etchingly vivid canvas for what death looks like in person. that chapter struck me. goldmund analyzes the scene in such a romantic and artistic manner. it opens a door for new ways to look at death. it also left a heavy feeling of awe and confusion and rejection of the scene. you dont want to believe it but here it is. in your face. and goldmund shows you a sense of glory with his imagery.
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