Reduced to Joy: Inviting Life's Essential Gift

Category: Book
By (author): Nepo, Mark
Subject:  BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Inspiration & Personal Growth
  SELF-HELP / General
  SELF-HELP / Meditations
  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
Publisher: Cleis Press
Published: August 2013
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.96in x 5.76in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*A profound exploration to the deepest parts of the human soul from one of most beloved poet philosophers Mark Nepo is emerging as one of the truly significant writers and thinkers of today. Nepo has a singular way of distilling great truths down to their essence. Moreover, during his cancer journey, Nepo relied on the power of expression and the writing process to keep him tethered to life. In Reduced to Joy, Mark Nepo explores the places where pain and joy are stitched to resilience, uncovering them with deep wisdom, poetic passages and personal revelations. Nepo reminds us all of the secret and sacred places within, forgotten in the noise and chatter of our busy distracted 21st Century lives. Reduced to Joy is a lesson in stillness, in standing in the mystery and, above all, in the work of love.
Review Quote*"The soul is so precious, full of joy and wonder, and the pain that comes from love. These poems touch the soul, reminding each of us what it means to be fully alive, to be surrounded by what is sacred. Allow them to reach under your skin, to where mystery is born into meaning." -Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Ph.D., Sufi teacher and author of Prayer of the Heart "Mark Nepo's poems in his new book, Reduced to Joy, reduce me first to grateful silence, and then to tears, and then to laughter, and then to praise. He joins a long tradition of truth-seeking, wild-hearted poets - Rumi, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver - and deserves a place in the center of the circle with them." -Elizabeth Lesser, Cofounder, Omega Institute, author of Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow "Oh! What a marvelous book. Mark Nepo's generous, vast poems restore readers to joy even before we finish reading them - musing upon single lines, images, stanzas - we feel it rising up again, that precious sense of YES. And completing them - we feel the rich trove of thinking and living so heartened and restored." -Naomi Shihab Nye, author of Words Under the Words
Biographical NoteMark Nepo is a poet, philosopher and author of thirteen books including the New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. A highly popular workshop leader, Nepo travels internationally. He lives and writes in southwest Michigan. Harvard Divinity School graduate Wayne Muller has been a therapist, minister, community advocate, consultant, public speaker, and bestselling author of A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough; Legacy of the Heart and Sabbath. He lives in Santa Fe, NM.