Inspiration for Moving Forward

Moving Through Pain to Wonder

By Mark Nepo

These 14 reflections, and the book they are abridged from, are meant to be of use. They all speak about spirit and friendship, about our ongoing need to stay vital and in love with this life, no matter the hardships we encounter. They offer ways to move through pain to wonder.

It is my profound hope that something here will surprise and refresh you, will make you glisten, will help you live, love, and find your way to joy.

Mark Nepo is author of The Book of Awakening (Red Wheel/Conari), from which this inspiration gallery is abridged. Mark recently sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey as part of her Soul Series on SIRIUS XM Radio. To learn more about Mark and his work, visit and

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