The Exquisite Risk
The Exquisite Risk
Daring to Live an Authentic Life
By Mark Nepo
Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780307335845, 290pp.
Publication Date: February 28, 2006
In the spirit of works by Deepak Chopra and Ram Dass, The Exquisite Risk unfolds in chapters like -The Struggle to Be Real, - -There Are Teachers Everywhere, - -The Rhythm of Kindness, - and -The Gift of Surprise, - offering fresh perspective on the art of being alive and providing essential insight into how we can minimize what stands between us and our experience of life.
From the Hardcover edition.
“Once again, Mark Nepo draws us to the heart of what matters. He illuminates love with the light of his own understanding.” —Marianne Williamson
“The Exquisite Risk is a celebration of an honest life, lived on purpose. Mark Nepo’s words, like water on a stone, gently but firmly score a path for us to follow, a path that leads us into the place of remembering what a life is for; an invitation to tell the truth, remain close to the earth, and love well. What, more than this, can we ever ask of a book as our companion?” —Wayne Muller, author of Learning to Pray, Sabbath, and How, Then, Shall We Live?
“Every page of The Exquisite Risk is alive with Mark’s compassion, rich with his soulfulness. If you are looking for one of those rare books that offer companionship on the journey, you will find none better than this.” —Parker J. Palmer, author of A Hidden Wholeness, The Courage to Teach, and Let Your Life Speak
“An inspiration . . . The Exquisite Risk affirms that there are essentially two responses to life—a risky opening up to love and a controlling move into success and isolation. The direct reporting of Mark Nepo’s epiphanies moves and flows in a wonderful sequencing of revelations that deepen and fill out as we read. . . . An exquisite gift.”—Robert Inchausti, author of The Ignorant Perfection of Ordinary People