To My Reader. MOVEMENT 1 - FACING THE LION: Wings of the Butterfly. Vengeance or Music. Wrestling with God. Letting the Story Unfold. The Boy and the Drum. The Swan and the Tailor. Loving What You Fear. Living within Patterns. How We Stumble. The Three Dangers. Facing Ourselves. The Life of the Lion. Facing Each Other. Sympathetic Fibers. The Art of Encouragement. Standing by One's Core. The Heart of It. God of the Broken Tusk. The Heart's Blossom. A Sacred Becoming. MOVEMENT 2 - BEING THE LION. Fires Looking for a Sea. Aliveness and Woundedness. Everything or Nothing. The Fall into Life. Four in the Morning. Between the Tiger and the Dragon. What Gets in the Way. Near Enemies. Tendencies. Believing the Guest. There Is Something Else There. Wholeheartedness. Beginner's Heart. Trust of This Kind. Building on the Past. Tensions of Awakening. Breaking Patterns. In the Middle of the Path. MOVEMENT 3 - INNER COURAGE AND WHERE IT LIVES: The Interior Blessing. The Secret Life of Detail. Our Fierce Impulse to Live. The Art of Facing Things. The Work of Self-Return. Burning the Raft. Giving Up What No Longer Works. Judgment or Compassion. Experiments with Love. The Gateway: Acceptance. Sniffing Out What Is Sacred. To Be a Clear Vessel. Ways of Living. The Beauty of It. A Myth of Encouragement. What Is Necessary. Humility and Awe. Beginning Again. Gratitudes. Notes. About the Author.
Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over thirty years. As a cancer survivor, Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship.
'A poetic, profoundly thoughtful rumination on how we might live' Howard Zinn. * Howard Zinn *