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Approaching Integrity

Mark Nepo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

We are always approaching integrity, never arriving at it. In working toward a thoroughness of character, we dream of arriving at a state of completeness where who we are and what we do are forever one. We dream of living the rest of our lives this wholly.

Little by Little

Mark Nepo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Little by little, we have these glimpses that life is more than any one experience will reveal. It's how we string these glimpses together that opens the window of circumstance. And then we begin to see how the universe is stitched together.

After Breakfast

Mark Nepo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

It's no surprise that we lose sight of the things closest to us -- most of all loved ones. But luckily, the tides of experience throw us about, so that we chance to re-see those we love freshly. This poem records such a moment between me and my wife Susan.

Repeatedly We Are Asked

Mark Nepo | Posted 12.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

While excellence is an admirable and useful reward for our effort in the world, our immersion of heart into whatever we are doing leads us past excellence into the experience of Oneness. This is a hard insight to open.

About Joy

Mark Nepo | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Often, what keeps us from joy is the menacing assumption that life is happening other than where we are. So we are always leaving, running from or running to. All the while, joy rises like summer wind, waiting for us to grow in the open, large as willows it can sing through.

Taking Turns

Mark Nepo | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Though we do our best to stay strong and keep going, it's often the moments we're forced to stop that introduce us to the aspects of life that matter. This reflection comes from a moment of caring for our dog, Mira.