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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...

What to Remember When Waking

The Disciplines of an Everyday Life

David Whyte

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Essential Skills for a Full and Courageous Life

When you think about personal transformation, do you have a picture of who you want to become? Many of us unconsciously create an idealized image of our “awakened” selves—and in doing so, reveals David Whyte, we undermine both the work and reward of genuine transformation.

On What to Remember When Waking, this celebrated poet and teacher offers wisdom for building the essential disciplines that will see us through the difficulties of our human journey—skills of trust, vulnerability, momentum, and courage in the face of the unknown.

Engage in the Great Conversation That Defines Your Life

Our lives are defined by what David Whyte calls the “great conversation”—a give- and-take relationship between our vision of ourselves and the unfolding mystery of reality. Yet there are many conscious and unconscious ways that we often avoid living at this ever-moving frontier. Do you diminish life by attempting to assign names to everything instead of living more robustly with the unknown? Are you turning a blind eye to the invisible help that is all around you? With penetrating insight and gentle guidance, Whyte illuminates the core competencies that you must build in order to fully engage in the richness that life offers—and to express your true work in the world.

What You Can Plan Is Too Small for You to Live

“We do not always move forward because of the plans we make or the effort we expend,” teaches David Whyte. “The conversation itself more often does the true work of transformation.” Make sure the conversation is alive and everything takes its place. Combining a teacher’s ability to provide practical guidance with a poet’s insight into the depths of the human soul, he presents a powerful resource for anyone seeking growth and fulfillment on life’s journey with What to Remember When Waking.

Highlights:

  • Start where you are—ways of recognizing the first necessary steps to find your path
  • The gift of vulnerability—why lowering our defenses can enhance our perception, dedication, and joyfulness
  • Disciplines for cultivating the “fierce interior focus” that helps you maintain momentum in your life’s work
  • How embracing the feeling that you are out of place in the world can deepen your empathy and compassion for others
  • The art of knowing when to let your dreams mature in their own time
  • Beyond the "pursuit of happiness"—opening yourself to the deeper fulfillment available in the high and low points of life
  • Becoming an "apprentice to life"—how to approach new challenges with a sense of humility and wonder
  • Learning to delight in the unknown instead of trying to control it through labels and beliefs
  • Building a mature and welcoming relationship with death by embracing the richness that fragility brings to life
  • Over 5 1/2 hours of David Whyte's insights, poetry, and essential lessons for fully expressing your gifts in the world

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CD:
Contents 6 CDs (5 hours, 45 minutes)
Date Published May 01, 2010
ISBN-10 1-59179-772-1
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-772-2
Dimensions 6 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches
Product Codes 1470d, f1470d, af01470d
Audio Download:
Download File Types
Contents 1 Audio download (5 hours, 45 minutes)
Date Published May 01, 2010
ISBN-10 1-60407-203-2
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-203-7
Product Codes 1470w, f1470w, af01470w

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Customer Reviews

By rebecca v
Date Added: Wednesday 2 July 2014
Deeply moving and evocative teachings.
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By sharon white
Date Added: Thursday 9 January 2014
excellent speaker, poet and compassionate person. It is a blessing to listen t him as I age and am also expressing myself through poetry. Very insightful and organized with his thoughts.
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By dela
Date Added: Thursday 9 January 2014
Lovely, insightful, inspiring. David Whyte's disciplines are powerful and so beautifully expressed. An excellent seminar for anyone at any threshold or turning point in their life -- or anyone who's looking to be inspired to reach one.
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By beverly p
Date Added: Wednesday 8 January 2014
I love David Whyte's poetry, his commentaries on life and the richness of his comparisons to other poets and writers. His personal experiences add deep dimension to his talks.
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