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Seven Thousand Ways to Listen

Staying Close to What Is Sacred
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Atria Books
 | 
October, 2013
ISBN:
9781451674682
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$23.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

A poet and practicing philosopher, Mark Nepo inspired millions with his bestseller The Book of Awakening, a daybook drawing on his awakening through cancer to offer life lessons from the spiritual traditions. In his continuing exploration of the human journey, Nepo has been called “a consummate storyteller” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.”

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In Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, he inquires into the endless ways we are asked to listen. Experiencing hearing loss himself, Nepo affirms that listening is one of the most mysterious, luminous, and challenging art forms on Earth:

Whatever difficulty you face, there are time-tried ways you can listen your way through. Because listening is the doorway to everything that matters. It enlivens the heart the way breathing enlivens the lungs. We listen to awaken our heart. We do this to stay vital and alive.

In this book, Nepo offers ancient and contemporary practices to help us stay close to what is sacred. He unfolds the many gifts and challenges of deep listening as we are asked to reflect on the life we are given. A moving exploration of self and our relationship to others and the world around us, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen unpacks the many ways we are called to redefine ourselves and to name what is meaningful as we move through the changes that come with experience and aging and living with loss.

Through personal examples and extensive “reflective pause” sections, in which the author provides meditation practices, journal exercises, and questions to be shared with friends and loved ones, readers receive tools necessary to slow down and learn to listen in a deep, meaningful way.

Seven Thousand Ways to Listen is a remarkable guide on how to really listen to life—and so to act whole-heartedly and inhabit the gifts we are born with—to find the language of our own wisdom.

Publisher’s Description: 

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a consummate storyteller with a rare gift for making the invisible visible (Publishers Weekly), this beautifully written spiritual memoir explores the endless ways we can listen for lifes deepest messages.

Listening is the doorway to everything that matters. It enlivens the heart the way breathing enlivens the lungs. We listen to awaken our heart. We do this to stay vital and alive.

Called one of the finest spiritual guides of our time (Parker Palmer, author of A Hidden Wholeness), Mark Nepo has inspired millions of people with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Nepo now offers this new book of practices that help us stay close to what is sacred as we overcome life challenges.

 

In Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, Nepo explores the transformational journey with characteristic insight and grace. Maybe you are struggling with the loss of a loved one or youre called to reawaken to your lifes purpose. For seekers at any stage in their spiritual journey, this book guides you to reflect on the life you are given through the many gifts of deep listening. A moving exploration of self and our relationship to others and the world around us, this book unpacks the many ways we are called to redefine ourselves and to name what is meaningful.

 

Praised as a meditative approach to silencing the worlds noise (Kirkus Reviews) and a winner of the 2012 Spiritual Books for a Better Life Award, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen weaves a tapestry of deep reflection, memoir, and meditation to create a remarkable guide on how to listen to life and live more fully.

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