Cancer survivor, poet, and philosopher Mark Nepo has consciously
allowed life to move through him. The Book of Awakening is the result
of his journey of the soul and will inspire others to embark on their
own. Nepo 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.
About The Author
Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over thirty years. He has published twelve books and recorded three CDs. A new book of teaching stories, As Far As the Heart Can See, is forthcoming from HCI Books (Fall 2011). Recent titles are Finding Inner Courage (Red Wheel-Conari, 2011, originally published as Facing the Lion, Being the Lion, 2007), Surviving Has Made Me Crazy (CavanKerry Press, 2007), and Inner Courage (CD, Three Intentions, 2009). As a cancer survivor, Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship.
The time when we walk in the shadow of death is, ironically, a time when we feel illuminated by life's true meaning. Poet and philosopher Mark Nepo has firsthand experience with this mystery--he had cancer. During his arduous recovery, he sought inspiration and guidance that would reflect his growing appreciation of life. Although this daybook is exactly what Nepo longed for as he struggled with a difficult disease, it can be appreciated by all readers. -Amazon.com Review This collection of essays, one for every day from January 1 through December 30, offers a poet's sensibility and sensuality and gives the reader Nepo's well-harvested wisdom. "Water reflects everything it encounters," Nepo writes in a May 5 essay. "This is so commonplace that we think water is blue, when in fact it has no color.... But the water, the glorious water everywhere, has taught me that we are more than what we reflect or love. This is the work of compassion: to embrace everything clearly without imposing who we are and without losing who we are." After each entry, Nepo offers a short list of suggestions or questions to help carry the essay into the day. There are many inspirational daybooks out there. What sets this one apart is the mature poet's voice rising from a seasoned soul. --Gail Hudson, Amazon.com Review "A year's supply of inspiration every day and the perfect gift for yourself and your friends." -Oprah Winfrey "A year s supply of inspiration every day and the perfect gift for yourself and your friends." -Oprah Winfrey"
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: 1st May 2000
Publisher: Conari Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 12.7 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.51