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David Whyte

David Whyte grew up among the hills and valleys of Yorkshire, England. A captivating speaker with a compelling blend of poetry and insightful commentary, David Whyte is one of the few...

Clear Mind, Wild Heart

Finding Courage and Clarity through Poetry

David Whyte

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"In the middle of the road of my life, I awoke in a dark wood, where the true way was wholly lost." When you find yourself without bearings, as Dante Alighieri voiced so well centuries ago, where will you look for guidance?

Throughout the ages, teaches David Whyte, the language of poetry has held the power to lend us courage, to give us the vision of those who endured, and to hazard ourselves boldly at the fierce edges of our lives. On Clear Mind, Wild Heart you will join this acclaimed poet and teacher to engage with the poetic imagination as your companion and guide for the difficult terrain we are all traversing.

Poetry, teaches Whyte, offers immediate and powerful tools unique from any other tradition. It can help us to see beyond the fragile surfaces of our lives, open us to the universal cycles and patterns that shape our lives, and awaken our conversation with what has been called the Untouchable, the Numinous, or the Eternal.

Clear Mind, Wild Heart guides you into the wellspring of this living poetic tradition through six hours of exploration and poetry with David Whyte, including the verses of such inspired voices as Emily Dickinson, William Blake, W.B. Yeats, Marina Tsvetayeva, Rainer Maria Rilke, Antonio Machado, and others. Through their words, you will discover how to apprentice yourself to beauty and find a place of belonging where you can hold loss and grief, the challenges of change, and the wonder of new discovery and adventure.

The language of poetry takes us outside of our small selves and calls us to look at ourselves and the world with open eyes, teaches David Whyte. Whether you are a lifelong poetry lover or new to its insights and pleasures, Clear Mind, Wild Heart is an inspiring guide to answering that call.

Learn More About:

  • Finding the courage to hazard yourself in the world
  • Emily Dickinson on the alive-ness of words
  • Conversing with the unknowable
  • The harvest of your attention
  • How the language of poetry teaches us a relationship with silence
  • Goethe's Holy Longing
  • Apprenticing yourself to beauty
  • Blake's reflections on innocence and experience
  • Creating a house of belonging through speech and imagination
  • Work, the pilgrimage into identity
  • Who are you? How presence shrives you of your old identity
  • Encountering the visitations of loss, grief, and defeat
  • The poetic spirit in marriage, parenting, and friendship
  • Six hours of exploration, as taught in David Whyte's acclaimed seminars and retreats

Product details

CD:
Contents 6 CDs (6 hours)
Date Published April 01, 2002
ISBN-10 1-56455-995-5
ISBN-13 978-1-56455-995-1
Dimensions 5 3/4 x 5 inches
Product Codes 0633d, f633d, af00633d
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Download File Types
Contents 1 Audio download (6 hours)
Date Published April 01, 2002
ISBN-10 1-60407-029-3
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-029-3
Product Codes 0633w, f633w, af00633w

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Customer Reviews

By Joyce G
Date Added: Sunday 11 May 2014
I like this program very much. David Whyte is articulate and insightful, and I find much wisdom in his poetry. Hearing him read it makes it even better. I love the way he repeats many lines as he reads, as if this is important and he wants the listener to really hear it. I also have his program "What to Remember When Waking." This one is wonderful too.
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By Jeri Lynn M
Date Added: Saturday 15 February 2014
Got cut off on my first attempt, so here we go. I love David Whyte's use of poetry to bring us to awareness about the meaning, the potential focus, and the synchronous and revealing events of what passes for "ordinary" life. He's an amazing teacher of finding one's spirit and soul amidst all the trite, upsetting, or just crappy pieces of advice generally available. When in doubt or trouble, let's not shop!
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By Lilme
Date Added: Sunday 24 February 2013
Excellent! Great Wisdom, inspirational poems. Listen to it many times. David Whyte inspired me to be curious with my business/job again. I am more happy, more creative, more productive. I think I have positive feedback from supplier and customers.

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By Mary Sharon Moore
Date Added: Wednesday 28 December 2011
Insightful, and worth listening to often.
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