The Book of Awakening, a cult favorite since its original publication in 2000, catapaulted to fame in 2010 after it was chosen as one of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things. This gift edition with sewn binding and a ribbon marker reflects the book’s odyssey as a well-beloved daily companion. Mark Nepo wrote the book more than a decade ago, in response to his journey through cancer a decade before that. That experience led him to create a day book not only for people going through life-threatening situations but for everyone. Nepo calls it, “a book to help people meet their days and inhabit their lives. I had a commitment to create a book that could serve up inner food, that could be turned to as a spiritual first-aid kit.” That this book continued to find its readers affirms its quality as a life affirming companion. Again, in Nepo’s workds, “I think it confirms the yearning of people everywhere for meaningful and humble work that invites readers on a journey together. The premise of the book is that people everywhere have a wisdom of their own and the book is there to guide them to their own wisdom.” The Book of Awakening is a modern classic, speaking to the hearts of hundreds of thousands of readers. It’s a daily guide for living in hard times and good times, all the time reminding us that the life we’re living is the life we have. Lived authentically it can--and does--become the life we want. This hardcover edition features a ribbon marker and a subject index that allows the reader to search for quotes and inspiration pertinent to his or her life not only by day but my category.
"The Little Book of Awakening takes some of the very best wisdom from The Book of Awakening and distills it into a set of weekly readings. The little edition is introduced by Nepo, and each week explores a theme, such as abundance, awareness, blessing, interdependence, presence, opportunity, being heard, being real, facing our suffering"--
Author: Mark Nepo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-10-10
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
In Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, Nepo offers ancient and contemporary practices to help us stay close to what is sacred. In this beautifully written spiritual memoir, Nepo explores the transformational journey with his characteristic insight and grace. He unfolds the many gifts and challenges of deep listening as we are asked to reflect on the life we are given. A moving exploration of self and our relationship to others and the world around us, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen unpacks the many ways we are called to redefine ourselves and to name what is meaningful, as we move through the changes that come from experience and ageing and the challenge of surviving loss. Filled with questions to reflect on and discuss with others, and meditations on how to return to what matters throughout the day, this enlightening book teaches us how to act wholeheartedly so we can inhabit the gifts we are born with and find the language of our own wisdom. Seven Thousand Ways to Listen weaves a tapestry of deep reflection, memoir and meditation to create a remarkable guide on how to listen to life and live more fully.
Author: Mark Nepo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-07-19
Beloved spiritual teacher, poet, and philosopher Mark Nepo returns to the inspiring short-chapter format of his #1 New York Times bestseller, The Book of Awakening, to map an insightful and resilient path for inhabiting the soul by engaging in the world. 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. “In order to fully live the one life we’re given,” Nepo writes, “we each must affirm how precious this one life is and open ourselves to loving whatever life puts before us. Whether that is suffering, pain, fear or loss, or surprise, beauty, love or wonder, we work to stay in touch with our hearts in order to make sense of our experience. As we learn when to try and when to let go, when to give our all and when to surrender and simply receive, we unfold the moments that reveal meaning and ready us for grace. This is how the heart breaks a path to our soul’s work, leading us to our authenticity, and to how we can be useful to others and the world.” By illuminating the art of finding and restoring what matters and by exploring the craft of awakening, The One Life We’re Given affirms our purpose as not just to stay alive but to stay in our aliveness.
Author: Darren Cockburn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2018-05-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Free yourself from unhelpful thoughts and emotions and learn to live peacefully in the present • Provides practical exercises, meditations, and reflections centered on mindfulness, breath, and immersion in nature to simplify your life and anchor you in the present • Learn to use your body as a tool for raising consciousness, work with occurrences like tiredness, illness, and pain as spiritual teachers, as well as identify and release addictions, including harmful thought patterns • Can be integrated with any religion or spiritual teaching with examples pertaining to everyday experiences in the Western world Offering a synthesis of spiritual teachings viewed through the lens of modern personal experiences, Darren Cockburn provides practical insight into how to cultivate a peaceful mind, live skillfully, and nurture a spiritual connection through the power of the present moment. The author shares practical exercises, meditations, and reflections, revealing how to free yourself from becoming lost in unhelpful thoughts and emotions, while bringing acceptance to what life presents you with. He explains how to generate true mindfulness through connection to your breath as well as immersion in nature. He details how to use your body as a tool for raising your level of consciousness as well as how to weave exercise, diet, breathing techniques, and sexuality into your spiritual practice. He explores how to work with occurrences like tiredness, illness, and pain as spiritual teachers for enriching your presence of mind and being. The author explains how simplifying life where possible will also bring a better understanding to all types of existing addictions, including harmful thought patterns, providing precious breathing space for our overly busy minds. In addition, he shows how a stable practice of mindful presence can enhance the quality of communication with others, be it with family, with friends, or at work. Alongside an introduction to meditation techniques and supportive wisdom teachings from Buddhist and other spiritual traditions, Cockburn provides useful guidance on successfully integrating a regular spiritual practice into your day-to-day activities. He also includes pointers on how to create your own unique and personal structure in order to support your ongoing spiritual practice, the fruits of which will ultimately be a peaceful, calmer, and more connected experience of life.
Author: Mark Nepo
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
Release Date: 2011-09-01
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. Many spiritual gurus present dense metaphysical theses with an intellectual approach for "working" a spiritual path; 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—from Nepo's personal history to dreams to the myths of our ancestors. Each one is an invitation to awaken an aspect of living in relationship with the sacred. Following each of the forty-five stories are three forms of an invitation to further the conversation: journal questions, table questions, and meditations. The questions, whether reflected upon in a journal or discussed in deeper conversation with friends or family, are meant to lead the seeker down unimagined paths and back into life; the meditations are meant to ground the learning. These stories and parables about universal concepts and themes offer a poet's sensuality and a philosopher's sensibility to personalizing the journey of the human experience in the world.
Mark Nepo is emerging as one of the truly significant writers and thinkers of today. Nepo has a singular way of distilling great truths down to their essence. Moreover, during his cancer journey, Nepo relied on the power of expression and the writing process to keep him tethered to life. In Reduced to Joy, Mark Nepo explores the places where pain and joy are stitched to resilience, uncovering them with deep wisdom, poetic passages and personal revelations. Nepo reminds us all of the secret and sacred places within, forgotten in the noise and chatter of our busy distracted 21st Century lives. Reduced to Joy is a lesson in stillness, in standing in the mystery and, above all, in the work of love.
In these fast-paced times, the exquisite risk facing each of us every day is to slow down and “still our own house” so that we may experience life rather than simply manage it. In The Exquisite Risk, poet and teacher Mark Nepo encourages readers to become quiet enough and open enough to listen to what truly matters—our own hearts, our loved ones, the wonders of nature—in order to live a life with nothing held back. In rich, lyrical prose, Nepo shares his own spiritual path, including a battle with illness that helped him understand how only by daring to embrace all that life has to offer can we come to a deeper appreciation of its meaning and beauty. In the spirit of works by Deepak Chopra and Ram Dass, The Exquisite Risk unfolds in chapters like “The Struggle to Be Real,” “There Are Teachers Everywhere,” “The Rhythm of Kindness,” and “The Gift of Surprise,” offering fresh perspective on the art of being alive and providing essential insight into how we can minimize what stands between us and our experience of life. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Mark Nepo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-08-19
Poet, philosopher, and cancer survivor Mark Nepo has been breaking a path of spiritual inquiry for more than forty years. In his latest book, the #1 New York Times bestselling author “writes reflectively and poetically about the lifelong spiritual journey” (Publishers Weekly). Called one of the finest spiritual guides of our time, Nepo explores what it means to become our truest self as we face life’s challenges—as well as its joys. Navigating some of the soul’s deepest, most ancient questions, he asks: How do we stay vital and buoyant amid the storms of life? What is the secret to coming alive? The soul’s journey is inevitable, and no matter where we go we can’t escape this foundational truth: What’s in the way is the way. As Nepo writes, “The point of experience is not to escape life but to live it.” Featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday program, and a key presenter in Oprah’s nationwide The Life You Want Weekend Tour, Nepo inspires each of us to discover who we were born to be. Like his bestselling The Book of Awakening, The Endless Practice is filled with insights and stories, guidance and practice that will bring you closer to living life to the fullest.
Rey Peralta has been sent to persuade Paola Lopes to return to Brazil and take up her place as Priestess of the Guardians, protectors of the sacred realm hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest. He knows Paola is the one they need to ensure their survival—but he doesn't expect the instant blast of desire that sparks between them. Her beauty and power call to him, enticing him to merge with her physically and spiritually; a desire that only increases when they give in to their passion and make love. Can he convince Paola to accept her destiny and stay with her people—and by his side?
Mark Nepo has been interviewed by Oprah on her Soul Series radio network and his The Book of the Awakening has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine and on the Oprah TV show. In this book, Mark invites readers to explore their own inner core through the stories of ordinary people, political activists, artists, spiritual teachers from a variety of traditions. These are people who have faced themselves, their warts and weaknesses. They have stood by the courage of their convictions in all kinds of moments, great and small. Nepo’s insights and commentary are spot on, and help readers relate the stories of others to their own lives. 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. Each of the nearly 60 brief essays and stories elucidates and inspires. Nepo’s broad range of stories and people, of traditions and insights, offers myriad ways for readers to relate to their own search for courage. The late Howard Zinn said of this book, “A poetic, profoundly thoughtful rumination on how we might live.” *This book was originally published by Conari Press in 2007 under the title Facing the Lion, Being the Lion.
Author: Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D.
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Release Date: 2015-03-03
There are moments in our lives when we know that we’re poised on the threshold of greatness, of purpose, of true fulfillment and real happiness, but we don’t seem to be moving forward as rapidly as we want to—and staying where we are is no longer acceptable or comfortable. How we have been living, working, and loving just isn’t enough anymore. We are being called to something more significant, something more authentic, something more expanded and exalted. In these pivotal moments, what is needed is not simply change, but profound transformation—not simply an adjustment in our outer life, but a repositioning from the inside out. We are ready for Soul Shifts. Soul Shifts is a groundbreaking new book from New York Times best-selling author Barbara De Angelis Ph.D., one of the most influential teachers of our time in the field of personal and spiritual development, who for the past 35 years has reached tens of millions of people throughout the world with her inspirational messages about how to create a life of true freedom, mastery, and awakening. Now in Soul Shifts, her most powerful offering yet and the culmination of her life’s work, Dr. De Angelis offers a significant and radical re-visioning of the understanding of the journey of personal and spiritual transformation that will inspire and enlighten millions of longtime seekers as well as new arrivals to the path. What are Soul Shifts? They are powerful shifts in understanding, feeling, and consciousness that we make from within, shifts that will automatically transform our lives from the inside out. Rather than focusing on rearranging or managing ourselves and our lives on the outside, we learn how to operate from what Dr. De Angelis refers to as true Vibrational Mastery at the deepest level of who we are, the Soul Level. Places where we have felt stuck or stagnant and issues about which we’ve been unclear or confused all become illuminated with new, enlivened understanding. Pathways emerge where none seemed to exist, obstacles turn into possibilities, dead ends transform into doorways, and challenges convert into astonishing maps leading us to exciting new territories, all because we have made a Soul Shift. Dr. De Angelis says, "Our responsibility as Conscious Beings, sincere seekers, and planetary transformers is to rebirth ourselves over and over again." Soul Shifts is an invitation to accelerate your own personal and spiritual transformation in this time on our planet when stepping up into our highest self is desperately needed. Renowned for being a masterful teacher, Dr. De Angelis will offer you powerful and proven techniques for living a life of practical spirituality, everyday awakening, and making your own Soul Shifts. Written with great love, compassion, and respect, Soul Shifts welcomes the reader to a sacred inner journey, guiding him or her on nothing less than a pilgrimage to emotional and spiritual rebirth and attainment. It will leave all who experience it truly and authentically transformed.
Nothing compares to the sensation 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.”
This is a simple book, meant to make your life more peaceful, more rewarding, and more awakened. It has one purpose: to give readers an opportunity to be in the moment once a day, every day. Being Present is:Paying full attention to what is going on right nowStaying in the momentObserving what is, without criticism or judgmentBalanced concern for things exactly as they areAccepting whatever experience we are havingHaving an awake participation in ongoing life Longtime therapist and meditator David Kundtz gives you permission not to fret about whether you're getting your meditation practice right or not. It's right. The whole purpose of your meditation is to show up as awake and aware as possible to your everyday life. He reminds us that the reason to meditate is not simply to experience the peaceful moments of the meditation time, but also to maintain the focus, awareness, and equanimity that you need for getting through stressful situations. You become a more mindful person. In Being Present, Kundtz guides us through the seasons of a year--and the seasons of a life--drawing inspiration from poets and scientists, spiritual teachers and children, butterflies and big cities. Each day is a surprise that helps readers to find their own moments in surprising ways.
Author: Erin Fall Haskell
Release Date: 2017-06-22
Genre: Spiritual life
The Universe is taking your order 24/7. No words need be spoken. It listens through energy, frequency, and vibration. Life is the ultimate mirror of your consciousness and designed for one thing: your AWAKENING.On this step-by-step transformational 40-day journey, Rev. Dr. Erin Fall Haskell teaches you how to breakthrough your limiting beliefs and co-create with the Universe, living a life of abundance, vitality, and love! In this four-step process you will learn: Wake Up: It all begins with a powerful decision; The first process of Awakening is the shift within, changing how you view reality. In this section, you will learn how manifestation begins with your consciousness. You will also learn how to live authentically and powerfully. Reprogram: Spiritual work is counterintuitive; it is the opposite of learning because it means letting go of your limiting beliefs and fixed ideas. As you peel back the layers of all you are not, you expand your mind and reveal the Truth of who you are. In this section, you will learn how to command your subconscious mind. Align: Aligning with your own personal truth and with the Laws of the Universe is the key to manifesting a life you love. In this section, you will be guided to get in the flow in the four primary areas of your life; Money and career, relationships and love, health and wellness, and creative expression. Affirm: In this section, you will learn how to create your Life's Purpose Statement and Daily Spiritual Practice. Whether you are advanced or just a beginner, you will be guided through the practices of Meditation, Mindfulness, Visioning, Intuition, Language, Affirmations, and 40-Day Practices.Let's embark on this incredible journey together!