A Poet's Guidance for the Practice of True Self-Expression
All spiritual traditions affirm that fully participating in our own life is what allows us to find our place in the fullness and beauty of the world. As such, holding nothing back is less a forceful act of will and more a surrender into the current of life we are always in. In Holding Nothing Back, Mark Nepo invites us to enliven the one obligation we are born with: to be completely who you are. Our reward is nothing less than the realization that "all of life is in whatever moment we wake to." Holding Nothing Back illuminates:
- The Fall into Life-our inevitable journey into what is real, and how we only find meaning through relationship
- Alone and Together-the paradox of being and belonging and how we need both solitude and community
- The Mystery of Transformation-staying true to the spirit within while the person carrying it keeps evolving
"To hold nothing back means staying committed to letting whatever we experience make its way in and letting whatever is in make its way out," explains Nepo. "Holding nothing back means holding the intention to be an open vessel, in a daily way." Here is his passionate call to each of us to find and befriend the quiet courage to bring all of who we are to every step we take through the miraculous world.
|Publisher:||Sounds True, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 35 years. A New York Times #1 bestselling author, he has published 19 books and recorded 14 audio projects. Mark has been interviewed three times by Oprah Winfrey as part of her Soul Series radio show, and was interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. As a cancer survivor, Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. Mark's work is widely accessible and used in spiritual retreats, healing and medical communities, and more. His work has been translated into 20 languages, and he continues to offer readings, lectures, and retreats. Visit MarkNepo.com for more info.
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If you have read any of Mark Nepo's books you will play this disc often & then share it & while it's on loan purchase a second one.