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Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his No. 1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time.” His books have been translated into more than 20 languages.

Student-Self and Teacher-Soul

“Very often, our anxious self will attack a problem, looking for how to juggle, …

The Fire of Aliveness

“There are two fires that we have to encounter daily. The first is the fire of l…

Doing for Others, Seeing for Ourselves

“sometimes we have to make pilgrimage to live in the open in order to have a vi…

Growing in Place

Our Walk in the World

Poem: Gemseed by Mark Nepo

From our poet of the month: Mark Nepo

Poem: Knowing, Drinking, and Seeking

From our poet of the month: Mark Nepo

The Anthem of Our Day

“As we practice caution and social distancing, let us not distance each other in…

Poem: The Fire That Takes No Wood

From our poet of the month: Mark Nepo

Poem: Fighting the Instrument

From our poet of the month, Mark Nepo

Poem: I Promise You

From our poet of the month, Mark Nepo

Our Walk in the World: The Unexpected Utterance

"It is only by giving our all that we open our soul as a conduit to all of life.…

Our Walk in the World: The Quarter Turn

I suddenly knew I was looking at it from the wrong angle and I gave the cloth in…

Our Walk in the World: Fitting Things Together

The word art comes from the Latin ars, which means craft or skill. But what kind…

Not Great but True

"Giving attention steers us back to Center. It opens the vitality of the Univers…

We Are They

"We are at a basic crossroads between deepening the decency that comes from cari…

Carrying the Water

"Keeping the acequia clear and flowing is a useful metaphor for interdependence …

Our Walk in the World: Finding What Can Last

Dr. Leonard was about to trim down an old tooth for a crown and I was all numbed…

Our Walk In The World: To Participate in Reality

In February, Mark Nepo will be speaking at Western Michigan University. See Mark…

Our Walk in the World: The Highest Ethic

Shared values are not the same thing as shared humanity. Shared values are based…

Our Walk in the World: Bending or Loving the World

I was at the airport, traveling to New York, waiting to go through security with…

Our Walk in the World: The Two Tribes

In the Hindu Upanishads, there’s a passage that speaks to how those who become w…

Our Walk in the World: Going Off the Deep End

Life simply and harshly demands that we dive into the depth of what we’re given,…

Our Walk in the World: Heart and Path

Beneath all our noise and trouble, the secret of life is waiting to be discovere…

Our Walk in the World: Regret

Making amends can help loosen the weight of the past.

Our Walk in the World: Field Notes on Living

Columnist Mark Nepo shares his field notes on living and insights found in his l…

Our Walk in the World: Original Steps

The life of a community depends on how we care for the ground we stand on and ho…

Our Walk in the World: Distributing the Weight

I was moved by our conversation last night. I understand how you feel the presen…

Our Walk in the World: Making Our Way

When we find each other stranded, the exercise of compassion demands that we int…

The Art of Being Sensitive

We think we’re alone, but the largest hidden population in our society is the closet authentics.

When It’s Time to Burn Your Map

Because everyone’s life journey eventually arrives at a precipice or fork in the road

The Process of a Miracle Cure

Until my cancer diagnosis, I’d never been ill. I was terrified and nothing was h…

Oprah’s Documentary Series Belief is Masterful and Vital

The landmark television event “Belief” will air over seven consecutive nights, October 18-24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

Mark Nepo: Open Your Heart

The best-selling author reflects on facing the loss of his father, in his latest book, The Endless Practice.

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