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Mark Nepo

Birthdate: 23. February 1951

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

Nepo has a doctorate in English. He 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 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. Nepo has appeared several times with Oprah Winfrey on her Super Soul Sunday program on OWN TV, and was named to Oprah's SuperSoul100 list of visionaries and influential leaders. He was also interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. Oprah has also written about Nepo twice in her O! magazine column, "What I Know for Sure" . His recent book, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen won the Books for A Better Life Award. Wikipedia

„…there are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.“

—  Mark Nepo

Source: The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have

„Those who truly love us will never knowingly ask us to be other than we are“

—  Mark Nepo

Source: The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have

„Light is in both the broken bottle and the diamond.“

—  Mark Nepo

Source: The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have

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„We are broken open, or we willfully shed.“

—  Mark Nepo

Source: Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What Is Sacred

„Anything or anyone that asks you to be other than yourself is not holy, but is trying only to fill its own need.“

—  Mark Nepo

Source: The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have

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