Falling Down and Getting Up: Discovering Your Inner Resilience and Strength (Paperback)

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Falling Down and Getting Up is an invitation to view adversity from a new perspective. In this gentle, insightful guide, Mark Nepo helps readers navigate the challenges of life by transforming their experience into a chance for deepening and renewal.

Each one of us is offered opportunities to choose between surviving and thriving, managing risk and enhancing risk, opening and closing, giving and receiving, living a balance between solitude and community. We can choose to enlarge our sense of things when pain and fear make us small. We can choose to delight in the never-ending practice of course-correcting and tuning as we go. Falling Down and Getting Up introduces readers to their own gifts and wisdom, helping them explore the perennial practices and choice-points we all face in life.

Mark Nepo is a master teacher who has been convening circles and guiding retreats for fifty years all over the world. Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, he has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” Filled with humble insights and wise words, Falling Down and Getting Up will encourage and inspire readers from every walk of life.

About the Author

Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 40 years. A New York Times #1 bestselling author, he has published over 20 books, including The Book of Awakening, Surviving Storms, and Finding Courage, and has recorded more than a dozen audio projects. Mark has been interviewed several times by Oprah Winfrey as part of her Super Soul Sunday TV 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. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages.

Praise For…

"A wonderful book, full of wisdom and insight."

"Drawn from Mark Nepo's many years of teaching, this book offers a transformative journey that helps us to connect with and explore the eternal part of ourselves—our spiritual nature, our essence. Falling down is part of the human journey, but Mark shows us how it can become a path of spiritual transformation. In this book, Mark unfolds the courage that can befriend us in learning the dance of falling down and getting up with grace."
Baptist de Pape, author of the book The Power of the Heart

"In Falling Down and Getting Up, Mark Nepo shares a lifetime of hard-earned wisdom through his moving, heart-warming vignettes that are like songs for the soul taking us home to ourselves. Like a jazz virtuoso, Mark weaves his poetry and teachings to move gently, yet persistently, into your blood and bones as he helps us move from the fear of pain and suffering to the rebirth of ever getting back up as we learn and grow together. I hope you will find a way to read this book slowly, deeply, and let it nourish you with its gentle, wise and heart-felt guidance."
Michael Brant DeMaria, Ph.D., four-time Grammy nominated Recording Artist and author of When All Is Lost

“Once more, I’m inspired as Nepo hits the perfect note that is needed in these most challenging times. It’s easy to open one’s heart to his writings because he never lectures. Rather, he leads us with stories, poetry, metaphors, significant questions, and lessons he’s gleaned from the wisdom of authentic teachers. All this has a ring of deep truth. Nepo gives wind to our sails as we navigate the waters of falling down and getting up. I recommend this book with unreserved enthusiasm.”
Justine Willis Toms, co-founder and host of New Dimensions Radio and author of Small Pleasures: Finding Grace in a Chaotic World

"Mark Nepo returns. Hallelujah! Our ever-enfolding, always-growing, supremely astute sage of our times sings to us once again and I couldn’t be happier! Through the comforting beauty of Falling Down, I felt understood, awakened, and expanded, not from fantasy but from experiencing, through his words, the deeper majesty in my everyday life. The majesty that is in all of our lives. This will be yet another of his masterpieces I will return to, again and again, to luxuriate in his exquisite expression. You’ll want to clutch this one close to your heart, to make it a part of you. What a gift!"
Kris Ferraro, International Energy Coach, speaker, and Author of Your Difference is Your Strength, Manifesting, and the #1 Amazon bestseller Energy Healing

"Amid this luminous new collection of wisdom, Mark Nepo offers one of the most robust and tender teachings on grief I have come across. In Mark’s hands, pain becomes poetry, and enlarges our hearts enough to carry what we may have thought we couldn’t."
Mirabai Starr, author of Caravan of No Despair and Wild Mercy

"Mark Nepo has led workshops at Omega Institute for many years. His classes are like a gathering of travelers at an oasis, a nourishing stop on a long journey. Now, in this treasure of a book, we all get the chance to experience the magic Mark creates—the learning, the beauty, the healing. As Mark says, 'We need each other to heal one more time than we are broken.' This new book is sublime."
Elizabeth Lesser, co-founder of Omega Institute, and author of Broken Open and Cassandra Speaks

“Mark Nepo’s words have been a friend by my side for as long as I can remember. Mark uses language to weave us into the web of life, so we feel held, seen, and a part of something beautiful. He has done it yet again with Falling Down and Getting Up. Mark has travelled into the depths of what it means to be human and brought back this book for all of us. When you fall, and you will because we all do, this book will be an outstretched hand helping you to stand again, and take the next step.“
Beth Kempton, bestselling author of Wabi Sabi: Japanese wisdom for a perfectly imperfect life

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250909947
ISBN-10: 1250909945
Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 400
Language: English