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Mark Nepo: Finding Love In The Darkness

A Life of Greatness

How equipped do you feel to navigate life’s challenges? In this life-affirming episode Sarah Grynberg welcomes poet, author and spiritual teacher, Mark Nepo. Together they explore the deeper meanings behind our lives and relationships, the place of suffering in our existence, and the essential lessons and wisdom we can draw from spirituality to live a life full of meaning, truth and joy. For the times and moments when the world doesn’t seem to still, Mark’s deep insights will be a tonic to nurture your heart, mind and soul with the calm and guidance you seek. Follow Sarah: Instagram: instagram.com/alifeofgreatnesspodcast Website: https://sarahgrynberg.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/sarahgrynberg Twitter: twitter.com/sarahgrynberg YouTube: youtube.com/sarahgrynbergSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

18 Oct 2021

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Mark Nepo & Susan McHenry

Good Friend with Jamie Lee Curtis

On this episode of Good Friend, Jamie has a deep conversation with partners Mark Nepo and Susan McHenry. They discuss how you can be a better friend by honoring your limitations, the beauty of feeling natural and comfortable with a friend, and how sometimes it’s OK to encourage conflict to reach a better place. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 4mins

30 Sep 2021

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A Conversation Between Tara and Mark Nepo

Tara Brach

A Conversation Between Tara and Mark Nepo - Mark is a spiritual teacher, wonderful poet, and author of many books including best selling "The Book of Awakening." In this wide-ranging and rich conversation, Tara and Mark explore shedding our defenses, faith, compassion for ourselves and others, spiritual practice, and facing illness, aging and death. 

1hr 16mins

10 Sep 2021

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377: Choosing Intuition Over Fear with Mark Nepo

Highest Self Podcast®

This is one of those feel-good episodes that will expand your heart. In it I sit with prolific writer Mark Nepo (author of the Book of Awakening) to discuss how we can lead with our intuition, rather than our fear. He shares his wisdom for those seeking to live their purpose and incredible stories to drive home spiritual stories. Mark’s writing was extremely helpful for me when I was 23-year-old living in Bali and I was so excited to pull out my 7-year-old journal to ask him about some of the quotes I wrote of his years ago. You will be touched by his wisdom in this episode. Join the waitlist for Rose Gold Goddesses and be notified when doors open in August at rosegoldgoddesses.com Get $15 off your first order with Publicgoods by visiting publicgoods.com/SAHARA or use code SAHARA at checkout. Enjoy your own delicious Organifi Gold and their other incredible products at organifi.com/sahara for 20% off Try Betterhelp for 10% off at www.betterhelp.com/sahara Go to neurohacker.com and use code SAHARA for 15% off your order. Intro + Outro Music: Silent Ganges by Maneesh de Moor Connect with me for daily Ayurvedic and modern spiritual wisdom at: Instagram.com/iamsahararose Facebook.com/iamsahararose Twitter.com/iamsahararose Order My Books: www.iamsahararose.com/books By accessing this Podcast, I acknowledge that the entire contents are the property of Sahara Rose, or used by Sahara Rose with permission, and are protected under U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws. Except as otherwise provided herein, users of this Podcast may save and use information contained in the Podcast only for personal or other non-commercial, educational purposes. No other use, including, without limitation, reproduction, retransmission or editing, of this Podcast may be made without the prior written permission of the Sahara Rose, which may be requested by contacting pr@iamsahararose.com. This podcast is for educational purposes only. The host claims no responsibility to any person or entity for any liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly as a result of the use, application, or interpretation of the information presented herein.

1hr 6mins

6 Jul 2021

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Ep. 155 – Mark Nepo

Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg

For episode 155 of the Metta Hour, Sharon speaks with Mark Nepo. Mark is an author, poet, and spiritual teacher with over 40 years of teaching experience.Mark Nepo has published twenty-two books, including the New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening, and his most recent release from 2020, The Book of Soul.In this episode, Mark shared his personal journey that brought him to the spiritual path and writing. They discuss the coronavirus through stages of grief, and how the different stages of denial, anger, bartering, depression, and acceptance are reflective of different aspects of the collective. They talk about loss and grief as a process of destruction and reconstruction and how to honor each aspect of that process. They also discuss of the importance of meaning in mental health and in life in general. Mark offers some ideas for how to recover meaning for ourselves when we have lost it. He shares how we can individually and collectively determine what needs repair, what needs reimagining, and what needs to be left dismantled now that it’s been broken. Sharon asks Mark how he counsels people who are grappling with feelings of failure and brokenness, and how we can embrace the entirety of our experience. The episode closes with Mark reading a poem and offering a short reflective journaling prompt.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


31 May 2021

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Episode 33: Rebroadcast of "A Conversation with Author/Poet Mark Nepo

The Growing Edge

Because Carrie was in the studio this month working on a new album, we decided not to record a new podcast for June. Instead, we are revisiting our 2019 interview with our dear friend, Mark Nepo, poet and author. In this interview we explored what it means to show up as our authentic self and how when we are in touch with our deepest human experiences we are in touch with our shared human experience.Mark Nepo has moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our times”.  Mark will be offering a 3-session webinar in June 2021 called The Life of Expression: Finding Your Voice (June 13, 20, 27, 2021, 1-2:30PM ET).  Registration for this webinar is NOW OPEN at http://live.marknepo.com/.Parker and I will also be adding a new conversation starter for this episode. You can download that conversation starter for personal journaling or group discussions.We loved our time with Mark Nepo, we hope you enjoy this rebroadcast.We’ll be back with a new episode in July, when our guest will be our friend Sharon Salzburg, founder of the Insight Meditation Society and internationally recognized mindfulness teacher.

1hr 1min

31 May 2021

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“Inside the Miracle” with Mark Nepo

Humanity's Team Podcast with Steve Farrell

“Everyone who is alive will have the opportunity to be dropped into the depth of life,” says Mark Nepo, teacher, poet, and New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awakening and The Book of Soul. “And for me,” he continues, “it happened to be cancer.” In this podcast, Mark and Steve Farrell talk about the health challenges Mark faced in his thirties and how, at some point, Mark realized that cancer and treatment were all part of the miracle. Tune in to “Inside the Miracle,” to hear Mark and Steve discuss... The story of the bronze statue The peace that abides in every moment The challenge of life to survive and thrive The common center of all paths: Oneness And so much more! Note: this is a special rebroadcast and any websites, links, programs, or events mentioned may no longer be active. Thank you!) To hear more about the power of intention to heal, join Mark Nepo and Kris Carr for their Free 3-part online video series, ‘6 Essential Practices to Help You Face Your Fears and Live a More Courageous and Loving Life.’ Explore Humanity’s Team and the timeless truth that We Are All One.  Learn more about the Humanity’s Team free education programs.


7 Apr 2021

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Mark Nepo on Finding our Paths to Living What Matters

Dose of Leadership with Richard Rierson | Authentic & Courageous Leadership Development

Mark Nepo is a poet and spiritual teacher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 40 years. With over a million copies sold, Mark has moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. A beloved 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, Mark has published twenty-two books and recorded fifteen audio projects. Recent work includes The Book of Soul (St. Martin’s Essentials, 2020), Drinking from the River of Light (Sounds True, 2019); More Together Than Alone (Atria, 2018) cited by Spirituality & Practice as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2018; and Things That Join the Sea and the Sky (Sounds True, 2017), a Nautilus Book Award Winner. Mark was given a Life- Achievement Award by AgeNation in 2015; 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. In 2014 Mark was part of Oprah Winfrey’s The Life You Want Tour, and has appeared several times on her Super Soul Sunday program on OWN TV. He has also been interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. Mark is a regular columnist for Spirituality & Health Magazine. In his 30s Mark was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, a struggle that helped to form his philosophy of experiencing life fully while staying in relationship to an unknowable future. Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. He continues to offer readings, lectures, and retreats.

1hr 2mins

31 Mar 2021

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Exploring the Process of Transformation with Spiritual Poet and Author Mark Nepo S3 E6

Sedona Soul Adventures Presents Meeting The Masters podcast

Explore the journey from innocence to experience and the sometimes messy process of spiritual and self transformation with author, poet Mark Nepo. Mark shares from his latest book “The Book of Soul: 52 Paths to Living What Matters” Mark Nepo’s Spiritual books have sold over a million copies and caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey who called Mark one of her favorite spiritual authors. Mark’s latest work is all about finding our inner courage.  Something that we’ve all been asked to do during these most intense and interesting times. In this powerful and inspiring conversation Mark talks about living your authentic life, what it means to be born spiritually, relationships, and even Abraham Lincoln. For more information on Mark and his upcoming workshops please visit his website https://marknepo.com/


2 Mar 2021

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Episode 332. Dealing with Social Isolation and Our Inner Life with Mark Nepo

Radically Loved with Rosie Acosta

Dealing with Social Isolation and Our Inner Life with Mark Nepo The pandemic has wreaked havoc in our lives, robbing us of our comforts and routines. Despite everything that occurred in the past year, some are still in denial, claiming everything to be a hoax. Some are angry they have to wear masks and be stuck in quarantine. From health concerns to social isolation , what is the toll of all these on our minds and bodies? In this episode, renowned poet and spiritual teacher Mark Nepo talks about social isolation and the feelings we experience in this new normal. He also discusses connecting with ourselves, being self-aware, and practicing our inner lives. Tune in to discover how we can find the courage to reach out and move on from the fear within us! Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode: Listen to Mark’s thoughts on the pandemic and how we can break free from isolation. Learn about spiritual practice and how it can transform your life. Understand the cost of not being authentic and how you can be more real. Resources Book of Soul: 52 Paths to Living What Matters by Mark Nepo Five Stages of Grief by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler Check out Mark's website to learn more about him and his work Register to FINDING INNER COURAGE: Our Walk in the World, a webinar guided by Mark Nepo Create a daily meditation ritual in just seven days! Download BUILD YOUR DAILY MEDITATION RITUAL and other freebies atcom! Episode Highlights About Mark’s Book of Soul In this book, Mark integrates things he’s been exploring for years in other books. It opens by saying we’re all here physically because of the love and courage of our mothers who gave birth to us. Once we’re in the world, we go through second labor, which is the experience of a lifetime that births the soul on earth. Great Love and Great Suffering Right now we are becoming exhausted of our differences. The old world before the pandemic is gone. We need each other, and we need to see past our differences. When something is gone, there is grief and loss. Some people get stuck in some of the stages of grief, like denial or anger. We all need to move through those stages and accept that the old world is gone. We also have to accept and love each other to make our way forward. Anger During the Pandemic Often, anger is one of many responses to being hurt. We have to face our hurt and talk about it so that we can heal and don’t return to anger. People, especially in the West, tend to run away from feelings. The heart is our greatest teacher — we need to feel what we have to feel and face what we have to face. Real or Not Real Nobody can tell anybody how to be in their spirit and heart — it’s all very personal. The real work of self-awareness is so that we can fully be who we are and be connected to everything larger than us. If we don’t have a way to connect who we are to all of life, then we’re untethered. Thus, it becomes hard to find what’s real and what’s not. Social Isolation and Losing Love In medieval times, monks said they practiced their faith by falling and getting up. When we’re lonely, we take the risk to reach out. With social isolation, there’s like a clear wall that starts to grow around us. It takes courage to break that wall. One of the things keeping us isolated is our want to have preferences. It’s like reading reviews before choosing a restaurant to eat at or a movie to watch — we don’t want to experience anything we don’t like. Our preferences only make the clear wall around us higher. To break that wall of social isolation, we have to take quiet courage to reach out past our preferences. On Honesty and Authenticity With social media and dating apps, we just simply put our information out in the world for everyone to know. Many of us also tend to only show the highlight reel of our lives. One of the rewards of being authentic is experiencing oneness. It’s difficult for us to be honest because we fear getting hurt, rejection, or that we won’t be seen or heard for who we are. Mark has learned, however, that the cost of not being authentic is greater. When you’re not who you truly are, a part of you starts to die. Practicing our inner life deepens our roots and widens our trunk, so we won’t be uprooted whatever storms may come our way. Mark’s Radical Love Radical doesn’t mean on the edge, politically; rather, it means rooting and affirming growth. Mark felt radically loved when he was going through his cancer journey. He felt the love from so many people of all traditions and faiths that years later, he’s still not wise enough to know what religion worked and what didn’t. So, he was challenged to believe in everything, and that has been the center of his work over the last 30 years. Radical love is the light that connects everything. 5 Powerful Quotes from this Episode [07:33] “We need each other, and we need the humility and courage to see past our differences and accept where we are to make our way forward.” [11:51] “Often, anger is one of many responses to being hurt. And if we never face and deal with our own hurt, we will return to the anger but we’ll never get to the hurt, and if you don’t get to the hurt, you can’t heal.” [13:16] “Only by having that courage to be with what we feel, to face what we have to face, and feel what we have to feel, can we discover that we are the same at heart.” [34:09] “The more that we focus our energy and life force into getting into that state of grounding, that state of connection, and to that state of authenticity, we can really then connect to our own security and sense of being.” [35:53] “We all share the same root system, which is why we have to take care of each other, because it’s all connected.” About Mark Mark Nepo is a renowned poet and philosopher and has been teaching in the field of poetry and spirituality for over 30 years. He has published over 20 books and is best known for the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Book of Awakening. After his darkest moment in life when he was diagnosed with lymphoma, being a cancer survivor helped him form his philosophy of experiencing life fully and reconnect to his deeper sense of spirit. Devoted to the journey of inner transformation and life of relationship, Mark continues to offer readings and webinars. To learn more, you may visit his website or connect with him on Twitter. This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers P3OM Boost your immune system, have healthier digestion and burn the fat! USE CODE radicallyloved10 to get 10% OFF   This episode is brought to you by PaleoValley  USE CODE ROSIE15 AT CHECKOUT TO SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 15%!     This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com USE CODE LOVED AT CHECKOUT   4 Week Trial  Plus free postage and a Digital Scale No long term commitments        Enjoy the Podcast? If you felt radically loved from listening to this podcast, subscribe and share it with the people you love! Love to give us 5 stars? If you do, we'd love a review from you. Help us reach more people and make them feel loved. Do you want to help people break the wall of social isolation and find inner courage during this global pandemic? A simple way is to share what you've learned today on social media. Don't forget to follow and message us on these platforms! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosieacosta Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosieacosta Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/radicallylovedrosie TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@itsrosieacosta To feeling radically loved, Rosie

1hr 8mins

22 Jan 2021