As Far As the Heart Can See by Mark Nepo
Stories to Illuminate the Soul

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Stories carry the seeds of our humanness. They help us, teach us, heal us, and connect us to what matters. As Far As the Heart Can See is an invitation to be in relationship with deep and life-giving material. Many spiritual gurus present dense metaphysical theses with an intellectual approach for "working" a spiritual path; poet and philosopher Mark Nepo reaches people through their hearts, bringing something fresh and new to the field by stimulating change through reflection of thoughts and feelings. The stories he shares in As Far As the Heart Can See come from many places—from Nepo's personal history to dreams to the myths of our ancestors. Each one is an invitation to awaken an aspect of living in relationship with the sacred.

Following each of the forty-five stories are three forms of an invitation to further the conversation: journal questions, table questions, and meditations. The questions, whether reflected upon in a journal or discussed in deeper conversation with friends or family, are meant to lead the seeker down unimagined paths and back into life; the meditations are meant to ground the learning. These stories and parables about universal concepts and themes offer a poet's sensuality and a philosopher's sensibility to personalizing the journey of the human experience in the world.

 

About Mark Nepo

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Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher and author of thirteen books including the New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. A highly popular workshop leader, Nepo travels internationally. He lives and writes in southwest Michigan. Harvard Divinity School graduate Wayne Muller has been a therapist, minister, community advocate, consultant, public speaker, and bestselling author of A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough; Legacy of the Heart and Sabbath. He lives in Santa Fe, NM.
 
Published September 1, 2011 by HCI. 266 pages
Genres: Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Each vignette relates a deep musing, dream, or abiding parable that speaks directly to living a life of presence by “return[ing] us to the hidden wholeness in which all things are connected.” Readers are invited to enter into the “marrow of story” by working with “journal questions” f...

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