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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 to 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 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.

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"A year's supply of inspiration every day and the perfect gift for yourself and your friends." -Oprah Winfrey

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.

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Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher, and teacher. Nepo serves as Program Officer for the Fetzer Institute in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a non-profit foundation devoted to fostering awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in an emerging global community.

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Jackie Awerman, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Jackie Awerman)
After the alarm clock rattles you awake, gentle your mind with interesting, thoughtful musings, stories (short) and yes, back-to-basic reasons to appreciate each and every day. My well-thumbed and admittedly a little coffee splotched copy is in its fifth year of encouragement to WAKE UP & LIVE!
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Joey, August 20, 2007 (view all comments by Joey)
This book is magicial- it's words offer such insite and solace and wisdom.
It's incredible to me that the author can write so beautifully for each of the 365 days! He must be an incredible man.
I have bought it for several of my best friends, and they all feel the same way about it.
Joey
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YoginiZora, November 10, 2006 (view all comments by YoginiZora)
I'm generally skeptical of self-help books, especially the ones that are broken down into each day's thought, throughout the year. I wouldn't have picked up this book if I hadn't experienced Mark Nepo's caring wisdom in a Yoga class. As we were in savasana, the instructor read a passage called "Love Like Water," and as the words washed over me, my first thought was "What is that book and how can I get a copy?" (OKay, so I have problems with attachment.)

Ever since then -- for six months -- I have incorporated this book into my daily meditation/journaling process. Every day, his reading is a gem in my day. There's real substance, not new-agey platitudes, in Nepo's work. No matter what issues I'm struggling with or what kind of day I'm having, his words seem to cut to my core and offer genuine guidance.

I've since used a handful of readings from this book in the small groups that I lead, so great is my desire to share this treasure with other people. If you consider yourself to be on a spiritual journey of any kind, this book will bring you to a deeper place on that path.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781573241175
Author:
Nepo, Mark
Publisher:
Conari Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif. :
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Prayer
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Devotional calendars
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
INSPIRATION; MEMOIR; GETTING WHAT YOU WANT; BEING HAPPY IN YOUR LIFE
Subject:
Inspiration
Subject:
Memoir
Subject:
GETTING WHAT YOU WANT
Subject:
BEING HAPPY IN YOUR LIFE
Subject:
Personal growth
Subject:
Religion Western-Inspirational
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
106-468
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
438
Dimensions:
9.5 x 5 in 18 oz

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"Synopsis" by , "A year's supply of inspiration every day and the perfect gift for yourself and your friends." -Oprah Winfrey

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.

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