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The Book of Awakening 20th Anniversary Edition

Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Red Wheel Weiser
 | 
January, 2020
ISBN:
9781590035009
In stock now: 
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$27.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Philosopher-poet and cancer survivor Mark Nepo, who has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time” and “a consummate storyteller,”  opens a new season of freedom and joy—an escape from deadening, asleep-at-the wheel sameness—that is both profound and clarifying.

Now in a 20th anniversary edition, 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.

Designed as a companion and soul-friend, this is “a book of awakenings” woven from the author’s own story (cancer survivor, poet, and philosopher), stories of others’ struggles with their humanness, and truths from the great wisdom traditions. A series of daily reflections covering a whole year, The Book of Awakening is a summons to savour the beauty offered by life’s unfolding.

I was drawn to this form because as a poet, I was longing for a manner of expression that could be as useful as a spoon, and as a cancer survivor, daybooks have become inner food... All I can ask of this work is that it comes over you the way the ocean covers a stone stuck in the open, that it surprises and refreshes, that it makes you or me glisten, and leaves us scoured as we are, just softer for the moment and more clear.

“Mark Nepo gives us the chance to re-examine our lives and find a depth, significance, and beauty that we may not have noticed before. A year’s supply of wise and shining thoughts to be taken, one a day, like vitamins for the soul.” —Rachel Naomi Remen, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom

Publisher’s Description: 

A new edition of the #1 NYT's bestseller by Mark Nepo, who has been called "one of the finest spiritual guides of our time" and "a consummate storyteller."

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.

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