Tag Archives: Mark Nepo

The Gate of Heaven is Everywhere! Episode 10

I want to share a few thoughts about challenges and rewards of serving as a contemplative group leader. Even you, who do not believe you can be a leader, can develop these skills. For in a contemplative group, every single … Continue reading

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Slowing to spread light

“In our modern hive, it feels at times that we are a colony of light-keepers buzzing about so fast that the flames we carry keep snuffing out…When we slow, the light we carry spreads.” Mark Nepo, Seven Thousand Ways to … Continue reading

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Living on the edge

Like a creek rippling from here and now to a far-away destination, your life-force is on the move always trickling or gushing from now to next. Foolish beings try to prevent this change believing in the myth of safety. We … Continue reading

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On the Cusp of Despair and Joy

You have lived on the cusp of despair for so long. When you peered over the ledge that time the depth was vast, a Grand Canyon of empty space and nothingness. So you turned your back on it all, thinking … Continue reading

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The majesty of being human

Mark Nepo, a bestselling author, poet, and philosopher,┬áinvites us to describe the majesty of being human in his book Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What Is Sacred. He suggests we each write a line and collect them … Continue reading

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How to being-solve

Bear Lake is a very quiet spot at the end of a long road in the Rocky Mountain National Park. I shot this pic just as an October snowfall had fallen across the mountains. There was a stillness found in … Continue reading

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