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The Book of Soul

52 Paths to Living What Matters
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Hardcover Book
Publisher: 
St. Martin's
 | 
May, 2020
ISBN:
9781250262967
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$25.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

In The Book of Soul, Mark Nepo, author of The Book of Awakening and Drinking from the River of Light—wonderful books!—now offers us a powerful guide to inhabiting an authentic and wholehearted life. After we are physically born, we must be spiritually born a second time, a process that takes place through the labor of a lifetime as we develop into more fully realized beings. The Book of Soul delves into the spiritual alchemy of that transformation in all its mystery, difficulty, and inevitability.

This dynamic transformation—which we all have to face—connects two of my recent books. By living The One Life We’re Given, we release the wisdom that waits in our heart, and that tender, human process leads us to The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting. When we commit to these holy engagements that join who we are with the world, we discover that the temple is the world. This is the central inquiry of this book: how we inhabit the soul on Earth through a messy human life, living tenderly and authentically enough that we can be who we are everywhere and create a path to what matters.

The book is divided into four sections that mark the passages we all face: enduring our Walk in the World, until we discover Our True Inheritance, which allows us to live in the open by Widening Our Circle, as we Help Each Other Stay Awake.

Our constant challenge is to accept how life wears away what doesn’t matter until the miracle of life is revealed in everything. Once living this barely in the open, our work is to let the light of Spirit come through, never thinking that we own it, but letting it use us to brighten and warm the hearts of others. This is the purpose of the human journey: to live openly and honestly until we become a source of uncovered light. Then life pours forth to renew us and all we meet.

The Book of Soul is a piercing guide, replete with beautiful truths and startling insight, that leads us deeply into the process of transformation.

When facing what’s ours to face, we’re surprised to learn, time and again, that under what seems unbearable is the rest of life waiting to be lived

 

 

To learn from life and its web of relationship, we are constantly challenged to stay in conversation with the moments of our lives. And so, I invite you to listen and reflect your way through this book, to write your way through the topics and stories by way of a journal. To help with this process, I offer “Questions to Walk With” at the end of each chapter… These sections include prompts to self-reflect in your journal as well as entry points to dialogue with a trusted friend or loved one.

Publisher’s Description: 

A powerful new book of spiritual awakening from #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Nepo

In The Book of Soul, Mark Nepo, the bestselling author of The Book of Awakening, offers a powerful guide to inhabiting an authentic and wholehearted life. After we are physically born, we must be spiritually born a second time, a process that takes place through the labor of a lifetime as we develop into more fully realized beings. The Book of Soul delves into the spiritual alchemy of that transformation in all its mystery, difficulty, and inevitability.

The book is divided into four sections that mark the passages we all face: enduring our Walk in the World, until we discover Our True Inheritance, which allows us to live in the open by Widening Our Circle, as we Help Each Other Stay Awake. The Book of Soul is a piercing guide, replete with beautiful truths and startling insight, that leads us deeply into the process of transformation.

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