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Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What Is Sacred [Hardcover]

Mark Nepo
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9 Oct 2012
In Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, Nepo offers ancient and contemporary practices to help us stay close to what is sacred. In this beautifully written spiritual memoir, Nepo explores the transformational journey with his characteristic insight and grace. He unfolds the many gifts and challenges of deep listening as we are asked to reflect on the life we are given. A moving exploration of self and our relationship to others and the world around us, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen unpacks the many ways we are called to redefine ourselves and to name what is meaningful, as we move through the changes that come from experience and ageing and the challenge of surviving loss. Filled with questions to reflect on and discuss with others, and meditations on how to return to what matters throughout the day, this enlightening book teaches us how to act wholeheartedly so we can inhabit the gifts we are born with and find the language of our own wisdom. Seven Thousand Ways to Listen weaves a tapestry of deep reflection, memoir and meditation to create a remarkable guide on how to listen to life and live more fully.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Hardcover: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press (9 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145167466X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451674668
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.2 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 408,254 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher and author of thirteen books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Book of Awakening. Mark has appeared with Oprah Winfrey on her Super Soul Sunday program (OWN TV) and has been interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. He lives in Southwest Michigan. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars This is such a beautiful book 19 Nov 2012
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I am really grateful to be reading this book. It is written with great
sensitivity and depth of wisdom and understanding. The language used is not just poetic but imbued, I feel, with grace. Everyone should read this and then give as a present to those you love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Transmission of Lyrical Truth 17 Oct 2012
By Jennifer Louden - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I love Mark as a person and writer. I love his poetry and his true humble heart. This book is so magnificent. It feels like a direct transmission of mystery when you read it. I have felt healed, expanded, and inspired reading it. I love that it goes into more width than The Book of Awakening - longer pieces, more flexible structure. My copy is underlined and dog eared, and will stay by my side for a long time. A keeper you will want to buy!
31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars deeply moving 9 Nov 2012
By fndtn357 - Published on Amazon.com
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Being unfamiliar with the author's style of writing, I was pleasantly surprised to see methods for achieving deeper listening. Each section has a reflective pause with practical ways to apply the simple truths in your own life, independently or with others.
31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A journey into the depths 25 Nov 2012
By Diane Petteway - Published on Amazon.com
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This book will lead you on a journey into your own heart, and will teach you new ways to listen to what you discover there. It will challenge you to go about your everyday tasks more fully, with more attention and more intention. I highly recommend to those who seek a deeper, more mindful path.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Peotic and profound 31 Jan 2013
By Laura Lee - Published on Amazon.com
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Many times I'll reread passages just to take in the beauty of what is being said, and the rich message of the author's intention. Highly recommend this book for those wanting to connect deeply with their inner life and how to embrace each moment with a fresh presence of listening.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too Much Fluff - No Knew Ideas 22 Jan 2013
By David T. Killpack - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The message of the book is great, but sifting through all the dramatic prose wore me out. I can appreciate that Mark is a poet, but it seemed like every sentence contained a metaphor for something. Sometimes it is just better to write it simply, and not try to make every single sentence poetry.

There was way too much fluff for me. You get the impression that Mark likes to hear his own words, and thinks less about other listeners, as he used elaborate metaphors and prose to describe something that should be simple. It was rough for me to get through this book, but I did take away some insights. I would definitely not say that there is anything in this book that is unique, and cannot be found in books with less diluted context. The ideas and awakening concepts of this book, is common place to other books.

I preferred reading "The Art of Happiness" or the "Power of Intention" much more than this work. There are many, many other books that contain the message presented in "Seven Thousand Ways to Listen", but with less unnecessary wordiness.
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