Finding HopeFinding hope is what this Podcast Episode is about.

I was drawn to this topic when I heard it at the Center for Spiritual Living a few weeks ago. The amazing Sandy Moore chose it as a topic for our Sunday Service and I was so moved by the simplicity and depth!

In this podcast, I read a passage from “The Book of Awakening” by poet and spiritual teacher, Mark Nepo. Mark talks about how life is fragile and also unbreakable at the same time … then he explains how wonder helps us find the indestructible part of the thread.

Mark Nepo  is a poet and spiritual adviser who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 30 years.

He is best known for his New York Times #1 bestseller, The Book of Awakening.

He has published 12 books and recorded six audio projects.

A cancer survivor, Nepo writes and teaches about the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship.

He has a doctorate in English and  taught for 18 years at the State University of New York in Albany, New York. He then moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan. In his 30s he was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, a struggle which helped to form his philosophy of experiencing life fully while staying in relationship to an unknowable future.

In 2010 Oprah Winfrey chose Nepo’s The Book of Awakening as one of her Ultimate Favorite Things for her farewell season, launching it to the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list.

Finding Hope

“Our challenge is not to choose between the fragility and strength of life but to cultivate our wonder by holding both in our heart.

Life is fragile and unbreakable. We teeter and we soar; often at the same time. Wonder helps us find the indestructible part of the thread.”


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