On today’s episode, I speak with Mark Nepo, a poet and spiritual adviser who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 40 years. With over a million copies sold, Mark has moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening.
A beloved poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” His work is widely accessible and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages. A bestselling author, Mark has published twenty-two books and recorded fifteen audio projects. In September 2022, his twenty-third book, Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity, will be published (St. Martin's. Essentials).
In 2015 Mark was given a Life-Achievement Award by AgeNation; in 2016 he was named by Watkins: Mind Body Spirit as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People, and was also chosen as one of OWN’s SuperSoul 100, a group of inspired leaders using their gifts and voices to elevate humanity. Mark appeared several times with Oprah on her Super Soul Sunday program on OWN TV, and was part of Oprah's The Life You Want Tour in 2014. He has also been interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America.
We talk about the following and so much more:
✅ What it means to be fully alive
✅ Where Mark finds inspiration
✅ How he recovered from a rare form of lymphoma and his journey of recovery
✅ What inspired him to write the Book of Awakening, and how he decided which nuggets of wisdom should exist in the book
✅ Why he decided to write his new book, Surviving Storms
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