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Inside the Miracle

Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness
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Hardcover Book
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
November, 2015
ISBN:
9781622034918
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$25.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

In the midst of our most trying circumstances lives a miraculous gift—a healing process that shapes our journey of becoming our better, more wholehearted selves. With Inside the Miracle, bestselling author Mark Nepo (The Book of Awakening) offers a collection of poems, reflections, and essays that explore how we can inhabit the endless reservoir of aliveness that abides within our most difficult challenges. Speaking with the authenticity and compassion of one who’s been there, Mark relates his own journey through cancer to share hard-earned lessons for everyday living and insights into how we can each find the resilience and medicine that waits to be transformed out of our suffering. For anyone grappling with serious illness or a dramatic life transition, ,” one these wise teachings help us access the courage and grace to face our situation “head-on and heart-on step at a time.

Most of these pieces were written in my fifties and early sixties… I explore the constant need to remove the cataracts of mind that cover the pain and wonder of being alive. And in “The Bridge of Well-Being,” I honor the inevitable call to be a bridge for each other, so we can endure what we suffer, and inhabit the gifts we were born with, until we can enter the days that remain with awe and wonder.
 

The poems in this section have the perspective of having climbed to the rim of a canyon in whose river I almost drowned. Sitting on the edge, looking back into the dangerous, life-giving river while taking in the stars, there is only amazement at being here at all and admiration for how suffering cracks us open, just in time to make us tender and ready to receive.

Whatever path you’re given, there is a bridge of well-being between us all that only the courage birthed by love can make visible. It is that bridge, always a step away, that leads us inside the miracle, which is everywhere.

Also by Mark Nepo are The Endless Practice and Seven Thousand Ways to Listen.

Publisher’s Description: 

In the midst of our most trying circumstances lives a miraculous gift-a healing process that shapes our journey of becoming our better, more wholehearted selves. With Inside the Miracle, bestselling author Mark Nepo presents his latest book, offering a collection of poems, reflections, and essays that explore how we can inhabit the endless reservoir of aliveness that abides within our most difficult challenges. Speaking with the authenticity and compassion of one who's been there, Mark relates his own journey through cancer to share hard-earned lessons for everyday living and insights into how we can each find the resilience and medicine that waits to be transformed out of our suffering. For anyone grappling with serious illness or a dramatic life transition, these wise teachings help us access the courage and grace to face our situation "head-on and heart-on," one step at a time.

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