An honest and illuminating resource for those struggling with a crisis of health, loss, or life change.
Many are familiar with teacher and poet Mark Nepo's books on inner transformation, relationship, and the emergence of purpose in our lives. Less well-known is that in 1987 he was diagnosed with cancer, and the revelations during that time would inform every dimension of his work to follow.
With Inside the Miracle, Mark Nepo shares what he discovered along this challenging terrain and the insights most essential to those of us who now find ourselves there. But these lessons and stories are for all of us, when the inevitable question arises: How do we move through an overwhelming crisis - whether from physical illness, grief, or a major life change - into the rest of our lives?
This offering presents in its entirety Nepo's 1994 literary gem Acre of Light, written shortly after his recovery. Here, he expands and enriches its themes with new poems, essays, and teachings gathered in the decades since. Throughout, Mark includes compelling questions and exercises from his popular workshops in order to invite us to personalize the experience. What emerges is a companion to be explored in many ways: as a memoir, as a "survival kit" of wisdom and verse that helped Mark during his own journey, and as a conversation to spark our own contemplation, journaling, and discovery.
An unabridged audiobook, read by the author.