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Paperback The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have Book

ISBN: 1573241172

ISBN13: 9781573241175

The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have

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The Book of Awakening, a cult favorite since its original publication in 2000, catapaulted to fame in 2010 after it was chosen as one of Oprah Winfrey's favorite things. This gift edition with sewn binding and a ribbon marker reflects the book's odyssey as a well-beloved daily companion. Mark Nepo wrote the book more than a decade ago, in response to his journey through cancer a decade before that. That experience led him to create a day...

Customer Reviews

7 ratings

Like New?

Normally I am pleased with the quality of the book when I order “like new”. This book is acceptable at best. At least a third of the book is dog-eared, and over a quarter is underlined and starred. There is even a dedication on the front cover. I dont know who is determining “quality” these days.

This is a wonderful way to start my day

The book is extremely practical and inspiring. I look forward to starting my day reading a page or two. It always seems very appropriate for the day.

A Beautiful Devotional Read

I have found this book to be a beautiful daily devotional. It is rich with poetic philosophy and heart opening passages that take you deep within yourself. The guided meditations allow you to expand around the everyday circumstances that life graces us with, and allows you to go to the depths of your own heart and knowing you are better than you were before. This read is a portal into the self thatis conscious and aware of the inner workings behind every perceived problem and lifts you to the higher ground of expansion. It is a delight to read it daily and lift myself out of limiting beliefs into other perspectives that free me of conditioned responses.

A beautiful offering.

To be honest, this book caught my eye first because of its beautiful cover of the Lotus. I opened the book read a passageand felt deeply moved almost to tears. This is a beautifully orchestrated book. Its daily reflections, passages and quotesare soul food for our journey. This book is definitely a workof love. You can feel the intent put forth and given to the reader by the author. What a blessed contribution it is. The foreward by Wayne Mueller sums this stellar gem up perfectly.A difinite addition to your collection, if not the only book you will ever need and keep close to your heart, spirit and soul.Dear Mark Nepo,You have written a book that has moved me so, there areno words to describe it. I thank you for sharing your beautiful offering. I am so happy to have come across it just in a timewhen I was so ready and open to its messages.Blessings,Christine/Toronto, Ont. Canada

Learning who I am

I start every morning with an inspiration from this book. I take the time I need to reflect on the daily passage and have found it to be a way of learning about the real person I am. I have been searching for inner peace for so long , this book has helped me to meditate on the important things to make my life and my inner self more complete and at peace. I love this book and want to give everyone I know a copy.

Editorial Review

There are very few books in this world which elicit the question `Why have I such an array of books on this subject when this one would suffice?' The entry of Mark Nepo's Book of Awakening into my life not only presented this question but also initiated an immediate removal of the other six inspirational books waiting in a tumbled line by my bed, making space in my overcrowded life for the simplicity of one source of wisdom.The Book of Awakening, which is beautifully produced by Conari Press, is in the form of a daybook, having an entry of wisdom for every day of the year. This allows us to take a dip into this vast ocean of insight every day or to dive in at random when the spirit moves us. Each page of wisdom is followed by a short and profound meditation on the topic at hand which helps put the reading into the context of one's own life, and is suggested in such a way that even the meditation-shy could be enticed to participate.In his introduction, Mark describes his book as `a companion and a soul-friend'. I agree that this book can act as a soul friend, which is a different relationship than is possible with most wisdom books. And that is quite a gift to give to yourself or a friend. The key reason for the possibility of this almost human relationship with the book is, I believe, to be found in the divinely human writing style of the author.Mark is born a poet whose eyes perceive the divine patterning within the everyday experiences of life. He has crafted the art of painting that depth so that others may begin to see into and beyond the mundane. Each new entry seems to invite a deeper friendship of the soul as Mark lays himself bare in his truly personal stories of struggle and revelation. He interweaves his own perception with gems of collected treasures from many spiritual traditions, giving us access to his own spiritual advisers in their many forms.--- Carmella B'Hahn, Sufi Journal, London

A Daybook with poetry, inspiration and much more!

Mark Nepo's day book is a wonderful way to remember the importance of enjoying the details that make life a mystery and a gift. The book includes inspirational quotes, beautiful poetry, points for mediationsand heart-warming glimpes of life. Although each day's entry is meant to be savored, I gobbled them all up and now will go back to holding them close to my life one day at a time.
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