The Exquisite Risk by Mark Nepo
Daring to Live an Authentic Life

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In these fast-paced times, the exquisite risk facing each of us every day is to slow down and “still our own house” so that we may experience life rather than simply manage it. In The Exquisite Risk, poet and teacher Mark Nepo encourages readers to become quiet enough and open enough to listen to what truly matters—our own hearts, our loved ones, the wonders of nature—in order to live a life with nothing held back. In rich, lyrical prose, Nepo shares his own spiritual path, including a battle with illness that helped him understand how only by daring to embrace all that life has to offer can we come to a deeper appreciation of its meaning and beauty.

In the spirit of works by Deepak Chopra and Ram Dass, The Exquisite Risk unfolds in chapters like “The Struggle to Be Real,” “There Are Teachers Everywhere,” “The Rhythm of Kindness,” and “The Gift of Surprise,” offering fresh perspective on the art of being alive and providing essential insight into how we can minimize what stands between us and our experience of life.

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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 December 18, 2007 by Harmony. 306 pages
Genres: Self Help, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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It was there that we'd known each other deeply, though we'd never met."" Elsewhere, he instructs readers that, ""like a stone rippling in a lake, the heart of our being dropped softly into any moment will ripple us into the mystery of everything,"" and declares, ""I was born to say what my father...

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