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 life's deepest messages.
Mark Nepo moved and inspired millions of people with his #1 "New York Times" bestseller "The Book of Awakening," a spiritual day book. Now, in this new exploration of the human journey, Nepo inquires into the endless ways life asks us to listen. Having experienced hearing loss, Nepo affirms that listening is one of the most mysterious, luminous, and challenging art forms: Whatever difficulty you face, there are time-tried ways you can listen your way through. Because listening is the doorway to everything that matters. Weaving together memoir and meditation exercises, Nepo offers many ways to listen to life and live more fully. A moving exploration of self, our relationship to others, and the world around us, this remarkable guide unpacks the many ways we are called to redefine ourselves and to name what is meaningful as we face life's challenges.
About the Author
Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over thirty years. Nominated for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, he has written several books. His The Exquisite Risk was cited by Spirituality & Health Magazine as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2005. He now serves as a Program Officer for the Fetzer Institute in Kalamazoo, Michigan.