What We See When our Eyes Are Closed

What We See When our Eyes Are Closed May 8, 2023

The things we can’t see feed us, 

the way the soil feeds the rose, 

the way the wind lifts the hawk, 

the way the deep pillows the 



Yet in our insecurity,  

we insist we’ve done it all. 


When nothing—from atoms  

to planets—makes its way alone. 


Bow, then, to the Mysteries that  

hold you up while you sleep. 

They need our love, too. 


This is from my book coming out in Sept, Falling Down and Getting Up. 

*Photo credit Genna Pieri



Check out Mark’s Events page at http://threeintentions.com/events for Mark’s upcoming in-person and online events. 

July 9, 16 & 23: You Don’t Have to Do It Along: The Net of Friendship. A 3-session virtual webinar guided by Mark Nepo 1-2:30pm ET/10-11:30am PT. Details at Live.MarkNepo.com 

Aug 4-6: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Aversity, Weekend Retreat. (web link) 


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