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Mark Nepo: Things That Join the Sea and the Sky11-11-19 Drinking from the River of Light: Mark Nepo

“Meaningful art, enduring art and the transformative process it awakens keeps us alive,” writes Mark Nepo. With Drinking from the River of Light, this bestselling poet and philosopher will lead you on a journey to discover just how art and authentic expression can bring our deepest truths to bear in the world. Here you will discover: · The importance of openly embracing the full scope of your emotions · The need for raw honesty and self exploration in education · Why a new perspective always waits only a “quarter turn” away · The importance of staying in constant conversation with other creative voices · The crucial difference between giving and getting attention · Concrete guidelines for respectful peer review · What it means to channel the sound of your innermost being and the universe Drinking from the River of Light traces the search for our most essential selves and the importance of the life of expression to bear witness to the sorrow, depth, and joy of life.

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-one books and recorded fourteen audio projects. In 2015, he was given a Life-Achievement Award by AgeNation. 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. Recent books include Drinking from the River of Light (Sounds True, 2019); More Together Than Alone (Atria, 2018); Things That Join the Sea and the Sky (Sounds True, 2017); The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting (Sounds True, 2016).

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