Interview with Mark Nepo on suffering, healing, and wholeness
“One of the great transforming passages in my life was having cancer in my mid-thirties. This experience unraveled the way I see the world and made me a student of all spiritual paths. It’s my hope that the trail of this lifetime conversation with suffering and care will open you to the fullness of your own humanity. “-Mark Nepo.
About Mark Nepo
Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 30 years. Nepo is best known for his New York Times #1 bestseller, The Book of Awakening. He has published 16 books and recorded six audio projects. A cancer survivor, Nepo writes and teaches about the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationships.
Mark has a doctorate in English. He taught for 18 years at the State University of New York. In his 30s he was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, a struggle that helped to form his philosophy of experiencing life fully while staying in a relationship to an unknowable future.
In 2010 Oprah Winfrey chose Nepo’s Book of Awakening as one of her Ultimate Favorite Things for her farewell season, launching it to the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Nepo has appeared several times with Oprah Winfrey on her Super Soul Sunday program on OWN TV. He was also interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. Oprah has also written about Nepo twice in her O! magazine column, “What I Know for Sure” (most recently in April 2011).
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