This month’s Heart to Heart interview features Mark Nepo, a poet, philosopher and New York Times #1 bestselling author. I have followed Mark’s work for many years and consider The Book of Awakening to be essential reading. (If you don’t own this book, go here right now and order it!) It was an honor to hear a few of his personal stories, and understand some of the influences that have molded him into the wise and thoughtful man he is today.
In 2010, Oprah chose The Book of Awakening as one of her ultimate favorite things. “Mark Nepo is a poet,” Oprah says. “He’s an author and a philosopher and has been through two different cancers. So when he writes, he writes purely from the heart.”
I’m a huge fan of Mark’s work and am delighted to share this conversation with you. In this interview, Mark and I talk about:
- How we can prepare for our hearts to be opened
- How we move forward when the life we once knew is gone
- How we sometimes stunt our own growth
- Why we need each other
- And who he reads for inspiration
All this and more are included in this month’s Heart to Heart with Mark Nepo.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on our conversation. Please leave a comment below.
Featured Heart to Heart Interview:
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I hope you enjoyed listening to my conversation with Mark Nepo. Visit Mark’s website for more information on his work, or sign-up to receive weekly insights from Mark at ThreeIntentions.com.
Mark Nepo has published thirteen books and recorded eight audio projects. Recent work includes a new book of teaching stories, As Far As the Heart Can See, and audio books of The Book of Awakening and Finding Inner Courage. As a cancer survivor, Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship.
His work has been translated into twenty languages including French, Portuguese, Japanese, and Danish. In leading spiritual retreats, in working with healing and medical communities, and in his teaching as a poet, Mark’s work is widely accessible and used by many.
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