Mark Nepo's Weekly Reflection: Under the Quest

Under the Quest - Mark Nepo
Can you drink from the Lake of Being
you came from before you were named?

For peace lives there.

I don’t mean for you to undo your life
or to leave the world but to put down

all that has proven false so you can taste
from what is lasting which is always near.

And here’s the mountain which when
crossed is worth the journey—

can you be such a lake to others?


A Question to Walk With: Describe one thing you know to be true under all the challenges you have known.

This is from my book of poems in progress, The Tone in the Center of the Bell.

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Mark’s 2022 Calendar:

AUG 26-28: Mercy By the Sea, 167 Neck Rd, Madison CT, weekend workshop, Reclaiming Our Humanity: Being Fierce and Tender in Our Call to Love, Fri 7-9:30PM EST Sat 9:30-5:30PM EST, Sun 9:30-1230PM-- IN PERSON

OCT 28-30: Harmony Hill Retreat Center, Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity, A Weekend Retreat, IN PERSON

SEPT 16-18: Friday Night Reading and Weekend Retreat (Sat and Sun), Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity, The Sophia Institute, Charleston, SC, or call 843-720-8528,  -- IN PERSON


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