Philosopher-poet and cancer survivor Mark Nepo opens a new season of freedom and joy—an escape from deadening, asleep-at-the wheel sameness—that is both profound and clarifying.
His spiritual daybook is a summons to reclaim aliveness, liberate the self, take each day one at a time, and savor the beauty offered by life's unfolding. Reading his poetic prose is like being given second sight, exposing the reader to life's multiple dimensions, each one drawn with awe and affection.
The Book of Awakening is the result of Nepo’s journey of the soul and will inspire others to embark on their own. He speaks of spirit and friendship, urging readers to stay vital and in love with this life, no matter the hardships. Encompassing many traditions and voices, Nepo's words offer insight on pain, wonder, and love. Each entry is accompanied by an exercise that will surprise and delight the reader in its mind-waking ability.
In The Book of Soul, Mark Nepo, the bestselling author of The Book of Awakening, offers a powerful guide to inhabiting an authentic and wholehearted life. After we are physically born, we must be spiritually born a second time, a process that takes place through the labor of a lifetime as we develop into more fully realized beings. The Book of Soul delves into the spiritual alchemy of that transformation in all its mystery, difficulty, and inevitability.
The book is divided into four sections that mark the passages we all face: enduring our Walk in the World, until we discover Our True Inheritance, which allows us to live in the open by Widening Our Circle, as we Help Each Other Stay Awake. The Book of Soul is a piercing guide, replete with beautiful truths and startling insight, that leads us deeply into the process of transformation.
of being alive in the company of
another. It is God breathing on
the embers of our soul.
—Mark Nepo, “The Way Under the Way”
When we shift from trying to be special to seeking what is special in everything, we discover “the way under the way”—the timeless terrain of that mysterious force which animates and unites us. The Way Under the Way brings you a sweeping three-part collection of 217 of Mark Nepo’s original poems and essays to open the heart, awaken insight, and support you on each step of your unique journey through life.
The first two works, Suite for the Living and Inhabiting Wonder (originally published by Bread for the Journey Intl.) bear witness to the messy and magnificent adventure of being human. Evolving these further, Mark Nepo integrates nearly 60 new poems into the thematic reach of the material. The Way Under the Way presents a wholly new work, centered on “the place of true meeting that is always near” and the natural rhythms of opening and closing that can become the art that keeps us vital.
“All we ever need is right where we are, if we can open the ordinary treasure that is always before us,” writes Mark Nepo. The Way Under the Way is an invitation to “ignite your own exploration of the nature and workings of the inner life.”
Del autor de Un libro para renacer cada día, Mark Nepo.
La vida está llena de pequeños momentos de felicidad. Descubre los detalles de la vida que te hacen sonreír y te alegran la existencia.
En ocasiones nuestro ritmo de vida nos aleja de las cosas esenciales: la búsqueda de la felicidad y el compartir con los demás. Consciente de ello, Mark Nepo entrega en este libro una serie de reflexiones orientadas a disfrutar el momento, amar como si fuera el último día y buscar la tranquilidad.
Escrito con un lenguaje sencillo, evocador, en el que los árboles, los pájaros o los cielos despejados sirven para alentar el cambio espiritual, Mark Nepo ofrece páginas de alegría y belleza, meditaciones de gran sabiduría a partir de dolorosas experiencias personales y afirmaciones memorables que sirven de guía espiritual para enfrentar los problemas de la existencia y vivir con alegría y paz interior.
Del autor bestseller de The New York Times, Mark Nepo. El autor de cabecera de Oprah Winfrey.
Tan lejos como tu corazón puede ver reúne 45 historias que nos inspiran y conectan con lo que más importa en la vida, a través de invaluables mensajes de amor, paz y espiritualidad.
En estas páginas encontrarás un recuento de historias de vida increíbles, parábolas profundas cuyo mensaje de aliento se queda en la memoria; leyendas fantásticas de amor, fe, misericordia, esperanza y humanidad. Mark Nepo, fiel a su estilo aleccionador y emotivo, comparte sus reflexiones, aprendizajes y enseñanzas.
A veces creemos que conocemos el mundo que nos rodea, a las personas que amamos o a nosotros mismos, lo cierto es que sólo tenemos una vaga idea de quiénes somos y de nuestro entorno. Sólo cuando escuchamos la historia de un ser humano que transformó su condición miserable en un arca grandiosa de posibilidades, la vida adquiere otro sentido. Así, el propósito de Tan lejos como tu corazón puede ver es aclarar tu camino para que puedas ver el paisaje, los rostros del amor y la naturaleza de las emociones.
Mark Nepo suggests that life is an incredible tapestry that is never finished. It is weaving us, and we are the threads. We are taught to navigate the outer world by problem solving, but for the things that matter, the heart releases its own logic. He says that life constantly asks us “to let everything in and not choose or make logical sense of it, but to let it reverberate until it becomes that teacher, the Upaguru, the teacher that is next to you at this moment.” He has learned that life is a series of falling asleep and waking up, falling down and getting up, feeling safe and then afraid, being sensitive and then numb. It’s a journey. He reminds us that we are taught early in our lives to hold tightly to our dreams, goals, and ambitions. But, he says, “They are, in fact, not endpoints, but kindling for the fire of our aliveness. We are a mix of being and becoming.” He also reminds us it’s not by accident that kindness and kinship share the same root, saying, “One of the rewards for kindness is not just that you will think well of me or that we will develop a better relationship. The act of kindness allows us to experience oneness. The act of kindness allows us to experience the connection with all things . . . Kindness leads to kinship. We understandably come in and out of being aware because pain, worry, fear, betrayal, all the difficulties of life, short-circuit our full attention. This is why it’s important that every person develop their own practice of return.” Prepare to be deepened by Mark Nepo’s ability to be authentic as he illuminates the wisdom that is available in our own hearts. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)
This deep dialogue explores the importance of community and how we can cultivate connectedness with others. Nepo speaks of two tribes: one that fears the differences in people and one that welcomes what can be learned by those differences. He gives advice as to how to keep our hearts open beyond our own opinions and how to tap into our innate nature of kindness.