Imparting Bliss

Imparting Bliss November 28, 2022

We can’t imagine how they

did it. Like Francis of Assisi,

giving everything away and

loving everything.


But as the lyrics of a song

are lost in its echo, his vow

of poverty has been sorely



Radically, it was a vow

of emptying, of putting

aside all that is false and



So there is nothing

in the way.


A Question to Walk With: Describe a pull in you to fill up your life and a pull in you to empty your life. How do these opposing inner moods affect you? Which do you need today?

This is from my book of poems, The Half-Life of Angels.

   NOV 30: California Institute of Integral Studies, FREE Live Podcast and Conversation between Mark and faculty member Cindy Shearer about Mark’s new book Surviving Storms, 5-6:30PM PST/8-9:30PM EST, (web link) – ONLINE


DEC 11: Saying Yes to Life! From brokenness to tenderness: A webinar guided by Mark Nepo, Dec 11, 2022 from 1-3pm | 10-12pm EST. In this online webinar, Mark will explore how a life of meaning and love unfolds over time. (web link) – ONLINE


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