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Finding Inner Courage

Mark Nepo

For the first time Finding Inner Courage (previously titled Facing the Lion, Being the Lion) is available on audio and will coincide with its trade paperback reissue and the audio release of The Book of Awakening. Finding Inner Courage is an exploration into how to find our way to our core, to stand by our core, and to then sustain the practice of living from our core-to live out of our courage. To encourage means to impart strength and confidence, to inspire and hearten. So, the question unfolds: How do we encourage ourselves, each other, and the world? And just what does it mean to live a life of encouragement? If to find our way to our core is to face the lion, then to stand by our core is to be the lion. And to sustain the practice of living from our core-to live out of our courage-is to find our way in the world by tracking inner courage and where it lives. These notions frame the journey of this book. The courage we all admire, where ordinary people summon unexpected strength to run into burning buildings or to stand up to tyrants, whether an abusive father or an abusive leader, this inspiring and mysterious impulse to rise to a dangerous situation, which Hemingway referred to as grace under pressure, grows from another kind of courage-inner courage. These are the ways of living and being that make bravery possible in the first place; not just as an event, but as an approach to life, as a way of life. Thinking about courage in this way opens us to an array of small and constant efforts that no one ever sees, but which have changed the world: the courage to face ourselves, each other, and the unknown, the courage to see, to feel, to accept, to heal, to be. Efforts of this nature often go unnoticed and unrecognized. Like the courage to break life-draining patterns and let the story of our lives unfold, to stand by one's core, and to persevere through the doorway of nothing into the realm of everything. Like the courage to choose compassion over judgment and love over fear, to withstand the tension of op

For the first time Finding Inner Courage (previously titled Facing the Lion, Being the Lion) is available on audio and will coincide with its trade paperback reissue and the audio release of The Book of Awakening. Finding Inner Courage is an exploration into how to find our way to our core, to stand by our core, and to then sustain the practice of living from our core-to live out of our courage. To encourage means to impart strength and confidence, to inspire and hearten. So, the question unfolds: How do we encourage ourselves, each other, and the world? And just what does it mean to live a life of encouragement? If to find our way to our core is to face the lion, then to stand by our core is to be the lion. And to sustain the practice of living from our core-to live out of our courage-is to find our way in the world by tracking inner courage and where it lives. These notions frame the journey of this book. The courage we all admire, where ordinary people summon unexpected strength to run into burning buildings or to stand up to tyrants, whether an abusive father or an abusive leader, this inspiring and mysterious impulse to rise to a dangerous situation, which Hemingway referred to as grace under pressure, grows from another kind of courage-inner courage. These are the ways of living and being that make bravery possible in the first place; not just as an event, but as an approach to life, as a way of life. Thinking about courage in this way opens us to an array of small and constant efforts that no one ever sees, but which have changed the world: the courage to face ourselves, each other, and the unknown, the courage to see, to feel, to accept, to heal, to be. Efforts of this nature often go unnoticed and unrecognized. Like the courage to break life-draining patterns and let the story of our lives unfold, to stand by one's core, and to persevere through the doorway of nothing into the realm of everything. Like the courage to choose compassion over judgment and love over fear, to withstand the tension of op
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For the first time Finding Inner Courage (previously titled Facing the Lion, Being the Lion) is available on audio and will coincide with its trade paperback reissue and the audio release of The Book of Awakening. Finding Inner Courage is an exploration into how to find our way to our core, to stand by our core, and to then sustain the practice of living from our core-to live out of our courage. To encourage means to impart strength and confidence, to inspire and hearten. So, the question unfolds: How do we encourage ourselves, each other, and the world? And just what does it mean to live a life of encouragement? If to find our way to our core is to face the lion, then to stand by our core is to be the lion. And to sustain the practice of living from our core-to live out of our courage-is to find our way in the world by tracking inner courage and where it lives. These notions frame the journey of this book. The courage we all admire, where ordinary people summon unexpected strength to run into burning buildings or to stand up to tyrants, whether an abusive father or an abusive leader, this inspiring and mysterious impulse to rise to a dangerous situation, which Hemingway referred to as grace under pressure, grows from another kind of courage-inner courage. These are the ways of living and being that make bravery possible in the first place; not just as an event, but as an approach to life, as a way of life. Thinking about courage in this way opens us to an array of small and constant efforts that no one ever sees, but which have changed the world: the courage to face ourselves, each other, and the unknown, the courage to see, to feel, to accept, to heal, to be. Efforts of this nature often go unnoticed and unrecognized. Like the courage to break life-draining patterns and let the story of our lives unfold, to stand by one's core, and to persevere through the doorway of nothing into the realm of everything. Like the courage to choose compassion over judgment and love over fear, to withstand the tension of op

Language:

English

Length:

8h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:39


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:01


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:06


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:57


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:18


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:40


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

00:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:30


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:02


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:57


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

12:40


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:12


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:29


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:26


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:29


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:07


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:20


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:40


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:46


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:33


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:18


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:24


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

10:32


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:02


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

09:41


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:55


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

12:32


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:58


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:44


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:35


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

10:13


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

10:24


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:06


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

09:28


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:21


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:21


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

11:26


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:26


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:39


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

00:35


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

01:22