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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...

When the Heart Breaks

A Journey Through Requited and Unrequited Love

David Whyte

from Sounds True

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The Courage to Embrace the Gifts and Losses in Life

If you never knew disappointment, would you ever grow? If you had never felt loss, could you have compassion for another? Without real heartache, would you ever know the greatness of love? On When the Heart Breaks, David Whyte invites you to join him in an investigation of a question that rests at the center of human experience. With a poet’s insight into the landscape of the soul, he offers a deeply moving exploration of how we experience beauty and loss—and how with resilience and time we can rise again each time we are broken.

“There is no path we can walk that will not take us through some form of heartbreak,” David Whyte tells us. “And to accept that truth is to give a merciful gift to ourselves.” So often our hearts break because the love we offer—whether to a partner, a friend, a child, our work, or a place—is not returned to us in the same way. Yet if we retreat from the experience of unrequited love, we miss the opportunity to discover the countless invisible ways that the world offers us its love in return, often unlooked for and unrecognized.

Being fully open to both joy and sadness, says David Whyte, helps us to develop a more beautiful mind—a mind that embraces the hidden riches of life. We learn to apprentice ourselves to the great and small difficulties that test the edges of our identity and lead us into greater and greater understanding. With words to inspire laughter, courage, and deep reflection, David Whyte invites you to join him in the great conversation that takes us into the exquisite vulnerability of the unknown—the way a heartbreak can make us more humble, more aware, and expand our ability to love.

Product details

Contents 2 CDs (2 hours, 23 minutes)
Date Published September 01, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-949-5
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-949-4
Product Codes 3015d, w3015d, aw03015d
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Contents Audio download (2 hours, 23 minutes)
Date Published September 01, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-950-9
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-950-0
Product Codes 3015w, w3015w, aw03015w

Customer Reviews

By priya
Date Added: Thursday 28 August 2014
i kept waiting for the heavy broken hearted part, but david danced around it in a light-hearted way that never felt like it actually came. i laughed out loud at several of his jokes + found the whole experience delightful.
By Shelagh C
Date Added: Saturday 3 May 2014
Being introduced to David Whyte's poetry and wisdom has started me on a whole new adventure in my life! I just love this recording, "When the Heart Breaks", and hope to hear many more!
Thank you!
By Brigette C
Date Added: Saturday 19 April 2014
I love the CD I purchased with David Whyte. I've listened to it several times now.
By Lisa Steingold
Date Added: Saturday 15 March 2014
Truly incredible! Soul moving and life changing! I strongly recommend to everyone!
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