Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo is an American poet, spiritual teacher, and bestselling author of The Book of Awakening. His philosophy and work center on living each day fully, appreciating life in all of its hardships and awe.


Mark Nepo: The Two Ways Anyone Can Grow as a Human Being | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Poet and best-selling author says there are many ways to grow as human beings, but there are only two universal experiences: Either we are broken open or we willfully shed what isn't working in our lives. Watch as Mark explains what sacrifice means and how to find what's truly sacred in life.

The Book of Soul: 52 Paths to Living What Matters

In The Book of Soul, Mark Nepo offers a powerful guide to inhabiting an authentic and wholehearted life. After we are physically born, we must be spiritually born a second time, a process that takes place through the labor of a lifetime as we develop into more fully realized beings.

Authority of Being

A Question to Walk With: In conversation with a friend or loved one, describe one quality you were born with which no one gave you and no one can take away.

There are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.


The Day That Changed Mark Nepo's Life Forever | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Twenty-six years ago, poet Mark Nepo discovered a lump on the back of his head, but he didn't get it checked out until a friend urged him to see a doctor. Find out why Mark says there was no way to go back to the life he had been living after that medical visit.

The Exquisite Risk: Daring to Live an Authentic Life

In these fast-paced times, the exquisite risk facing each of us every day is to slow down so that we may experience life rather than simply manage it.

An Interview with Mark Nepo–The Book of Soul

Mark Nepo in discussion on the challenges of negotiating the often-confounding experience of being human in these postmodern times.

We waste so much energy trying to cover up who we are when beneath every attitude is the want to be loved, and beneath every anger is a wound to be healed and beneath every sadness is the fear that there will not be enough time.

The Endless Practice: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be

Nepo explores what it means to become our truest self as we face life’s challenges—as well as its joys.

The Power of Community: An Interview with Mark Nepo

In every generation, we discover through great love and great suffering that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; that, in essence, we are more together than alone.


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