Navigating Our Way Between Fear and Safety with Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo helps us to understand that the heart plays a central role in how our life-force manifests. It’s one of our greatest resources as a conduit for our intuitive mind. He gives us an analogy from India regarding how to meet fear and pain. Oftentimes we inflate our fear and pain. Nepo gives a practical suggestion in “right-sizing” pain and fear. He also shares how we each have an attending guiding spirit within and how we can have direct connection to it. In order to honor what is foundational in our lives Nepo suggests that we describe one, two or three reliable truths, which are our personal foundation, which we can return to as we meet the challenges of daily life. Nepo writes about how the net of relationship distributes our suffering: [W]e are each being called to outlast the siren of fear until we touch upon the reliable truths that reside beneath all fear. Like a strong net that softens the carriage of weight, the strength of our connections, even while physically apart, will soften the sharpness of uncertainty inherent in times like this.” (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)

Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher and a most eloquent spiritual teacher. In 2015, he was given a Life-Achievement Award by AgeNation and in 2016 was named by Watkins: Mind Body Spirit as one of the Most Spiritually Influential Living People. He was part of Oprah Winfrey’s The Life You Want Tour in 2014 and has appeared several times with Oprah on her Super Soul Sunday program on OWN TV. As a cancer survivor, Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. Mark Nepo is the author of many audio learning projects and over 20 books

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