The One Life We’re Given – Presentation
Thursday, April 20th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join us for this special presentation with Mark Nepo, poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry, health, and spirituality for forty years. In his 30s he was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, a struggle which helped to form his philosophy of experiencing life fully while staying in relationship to an unknowable future. His book, The One Life We’re Given - Finding the Wisdom that Waits in Your Heart affirms how precious this one life is and opens the chance we have to be fully alive and to be of use to each other and the world.
Nepo’s personal stories, questions, and meditations take us on a deep and uplifting journey to know our own hearts and enliven our souls. “In order to fully live the one life we’re given,” Nepowrites, “we each must affirm how precious this one life is and open ourselves to loving whatever life puts before us. Whether that is suffering, pain, fear or loss, or surprise, beauty, love or wonder, we work to stay in touch with our hearts in order to make sense of our experience. As we learn when to try and when to let go, when to give our all and when to surrender and simply receive, we unfold the moments that reveal meaning in our lives.” This presentation will include an opportunity for those in attendance to ask questions.