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Finding Inner Courage Paperback – February 1, 2011
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Facing the Lion, Being the Lion . . . made me stronger, clearer and more honest with myself. It is the best kind of self-help book--an honest reflection of the human condition that teaches us how to move more deeply into life. --Robert Inchausti, author of Subversive Orthodoxy
Pained by war and aware of injustice in the world, we are in need of wisdom, hope, encouragement. Mark Nepo gives us all of that in this poetic, profoundly thoughtful rumination on how we might live. --Howard Zinn --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
More About the Author
In 1987, Mark was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. The heart of that journey and its aftermath has greatly informed his work. Ever since, he has been a student of all paths and his work has explored the common center and unity of all spiritual traditions, focusing on how we can experience that unity when we can lean into life and hold nothing back. Ultimately, he explores with others how to live wholeheartedly, so we can inhabit the gifts we are born with and find the language of our own wisdom.
Please visit Mark at: www.MarkNepo.com, http://threeintentions.com and www.simonspeakers.com/MarkNepo.
Top Customer Reviews
His core theme is courage and he leads an exploration that's centered on two facets. The first is how to get in touch with your core; that is, getting to know who you are, why you are that way, and then learning to just be yourself. He argues that this takes courage. We have to break through our ego attachments, the numbing of a thousand and one distractions, the reality of being spirit in a corporeal body, and shedding the inauthentic masks we wear to protect ourselves. These are significant tasks that require courage of self-reflection and a willingness to own what is ours. This is what he means when he talks about facing the lion.
Being the lion is the willingness and ability to show-up in the world while being true to our core. That extends to any and every situation where we have choices to make and where we interact with others. This is how he defines the spiritual life and notes that it isn't easy. There is risk in being misunderstood but the reward is a feeling of universal connection, not only with ineffable but with all of our fellows. Often the crucible is in relationships where Nepo asserts that we all screw-up and sometimes with considerable frequency. That's because of the inherent wear and tear of days.Read more ›
This book cannot be read just once and absorbed. It is like a pointillism painting where each point is a beautiful idea. The collection of ideas paint a cohesive portrait of spirit.
The thing that happens when someone has the courage to tell the truth as Mark Nepo does is that it makes everyone who reads it feel understood at last, validated, and not so alone. Mark, you gave me courage to keep following my dream and even to step up the action.
I think that this book probably tells everyone's truth many, many times. Mark, if you've been wondering what the gift is that you will give to the universe, you can stop wondering. Thank you so much.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The best thing to read right before going to sleep. You will sleep beautifully. As usual, Mark Nepo did it again, creating possibility, inquiry, and inner peace. Thanks, Mark!Published 11 hours ago by Donna Read
I read this book during I time in my life when my world was turned upside down from a divorce after 20+ years of marriage, a horrible custody battle and no prospects for a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is the book if you are searching for inner courage. I definitely want to read more Mark Nepo books now.Published 4 months ago by Mike
A great book for someone like me looking inward for a long cancer fight.Published 6 months ago by Gregory S. Walter
Mark Nepo has done it again.... balm for the soul that needs soothing, encouragement for the soul that needs an infusion of courage. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Victoria C Leo
I love Mark Nepo' s writings. His words of wisdom and insight in this book are some of his best.Published 14 months ago by L. Davis