Category Archives: Creativity

Drinking from the River of Light with Mark Nepo // New Podcast Interview

Mark Nepo moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Timesbestseller The Book of Awakening.  Beloved as a 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 used by many and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages.  A bestselling author, he has published twenty books and recorded fourteen audio projects.  In 2015, he was given a Life-Achievement Award by AgeNation.  And 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.

On September 2, 2019, he released his latest book Drinking from the River of Light.

Now available for streaming or downloading below.

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It’s subtle…

…and so easy to miss.

The steam rising from the coffee in your hands…

…the curious wonder in your child’s eye.

The inhale that’s never missed following up your exhale…

…the smile from a stranger that peels away your label of ‘strange’.

Most will settle today for a drama they think they’ve been cast for. They will drink and drink of gossip, blame until their blue in the face, become the victim at any cost and live into the belief that it’s all going to hell in a handbasket.

What if heaven is at our fingertips?

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What we seek, we find.

So the question is, “What are we seeking?”

Unity or uniformity?

Meaning or money?

Connection or correctness?

Symphony or cynicism?

Banquets or battles?

Only a mindset that is empowered from the heart space will be able to grasp the peace available here that eventually surpasses our ego’s need to understand.

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Conducive Conditions

Only when your inner state has conditions conducive for gardening will your exterior experience produce the flowers you long to behold.

If the vase is empty, you may want to start tilling the soil in your chest.

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Noticing…

…begins with ‘no’.

If there is a muscle we need to build, it’s most definitely our ‘no’ muscle.

The clues we’re looking for are contingent on this and they will not appear by saying ‘yes’ to all of our options.

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