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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by Mark Nepo in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING

There exists for each life on Earth a set of inner doors that no one can go through for us. We can change jobs or lovers, travel around the world, become a doctor or lawyer or expert mountain climber, or … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 by Mark Nepo in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING

“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 … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 9th, 2016 by Mark Nepo in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING

“I don’t know if it is human nature or the way of life on Earth, but we seldom become all of who we are until forced into it. Some say that something in us rises to the occasion, that there … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 14th, 2016 by Mark Nepo in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING

“We can only consider things so long. After a while, all the information – all the options and opinions – will begin to weigh us down. After our deeper eyes have seen the situation, all the well-meaning voices telling us … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Mark Nepo in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING

“We’d all like a guarantee before making a decision or taking a risk, but the irony is that taking the risk is what opens us to our fate. It’s like wanting to know what things will taste like before putting … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 by Mark Nepo in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING

“We easily confuse plans with planning, dreams with dreaming, and love with loving. The wisdom waiting within…is that we live like hungry fishermen: sewing and casting our nets, though we never really know what they will catch, never really know … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, February 19th, 2015 by Mark Nepo in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING

“It seems impossible, but every humbled life has cried it is so: The sweetness of living comes to us when the very humanness we regret and try to hide, our seeming flaws and shameful secrets, are worked by time and … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 15th, 2015 by Mark Nepo in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING

“We are at best filled with the divine, but we have only two hands and one heart. In a deep and subtle way, the want to do it all is a want to be it all, and though it comes … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 by Mark Nepo in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING

“It was a very small thing, watching a robin carry a twig too big for its nest. It tried once, then twice, to use it, and somehow, with its very small bird brain, it knew it was no good. It … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, November 20th, 2014 by Mark Nepo in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING

“We do ourselves a great disservice by judging where we are in comparison to some final destination. This is one of the pains of aspiring to become something: the stage of development we are in is always seen against the … Continue reading

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