Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thought for the Day

It seems whatever the door, whatever our fear—be it love or truth
 or even the prospect of death—we all have this choice, 
again and again:
 avoiding that part of our house, or opening the door
 and finding out more about ourselves
 by waiting until what is dark becomes seeable.

~ Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening


Mark Nepo is a poet, a philosopher, an essayist, a cancer survivor, and a spiritual writer. His books include The Exquisite Risk: Daring to Live an Authentic Life, Facing the Lion, Being the Lion, Surviving Has Made Me Crazy, and Unlearning Back to God: Essays on Inwardness, 1985-2005.

Nepo's books of poetry are listed here. You will also find more than a dozen of his poems on his site.

Weekly reflections from Nepo appear at Three Intentions.


Claire said...

thank you for this. it speaks to me of love for self, not in a selfish sense but in a nurturing sense. the realisation that "i am fearfully and wonderfully made".


Beautiful words from Nepo. Surely opening those new doors of our own is an exciting adventure dare we take it!