The Endless Practice: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: August 2014
Duration: 11 hours 43 minutes
MARK NEPO MOVED AND INSPIRED millions of people with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening, a spiritual daybook that draws on his awakening through cancer to offer life lessons from all the spiritual traditions. In his continuing exploration of the human journey, Nepo has been called one of the finest spiritual guides of our time, a consummate storyteller, and an eloquent spiritual teacher. His new book, The Endless Practice, is an inquiry into how the soul works in the world, and how by engaging our soul in the world, we are shaped by the endless practice of becoming the person we were born to be. From the moment we open our eyes, we are meaning-seeking creatures, looking for what matters though we carry what matters deep within us. The ever-changing practice of being human involves learning how to strengthen our heart by exercising it in the world, and how to refine who we are through caring, building, holding and repairing. To do this, we must discover how to put down our old protections and stop interfering with the life-force that wants to open us like a flower. In this very personal journey, we have the chance to find our faith between who we are and what we do
To be a soul in the world, we must keep participating in the wisdom of an open heart, so we can be empowered by the life of expression. All this helps us to discover our own wisdom and to use our own gifts. All this helps us to become the particular person we were born to be. Filled with questions to reflect on and discuss with others and meditations on how to return to what matters, this enlightening book teaches us how to discover and become our true selves.