By Thomas Logan Malone
Date Added: Tuesday 7 May 2013
I attended a 3 day health care session in Coronado CA with David in July nineties. He shared his poetry from "The Quartet" and related his beautiful stories, readiong the poetry, encouraging our discussion of professional issues. He also drew from "The Heart Aroused" in defining the true "beast" of our work life. A marvelous experience!
By anne c
Date Added: Tuesday 22 January 2013
this was my first introduction to david whyte - wow. i am so pleased i stumbled upon this!
there is a beauty in his perspective that makes me think of ralph waldo emerson. whyte's poetry is lovely. he makes you feel like you are hanging out in the living room having a beverage and the best conversation ever.
By Heidi B
Date Added: Sunday 20 January 2013
To my joy I've recently discovered the work of David Whyte. He so beautifully paints with words compelling and engaging landscapes for exploring meaning in our lives and taking a second look at what's really important. Heartbreak in life is inevitable - fully living requires an openness to loss. David shepherds us through those times of loss and invites us to become more whole as a result of them.
By alan s
Date Added: Thursday 18 October 2012
David Whyte's definition of "love" is..."forgive, forgive and forgive....."
By Rachelle B
Date Added: Wednesday 15 August 2012
I have been reading, listening to David Whyte's poetry for years. And I have attended a magical program of he gaveth th through the University that offers a spiritual approach, in Santa Monica. An I would love to attend more of his events.
Amything by David Whyte inspires me to ectasy and opens inights within me for my own writing and my self. I am so glad you offer them Thank you.Rachelle Benveiste
By Jennifer Manlowe, Your Writing Mentor
Date Added: Sunday 22 July 2012
As Whyte says it best, “All of our great contemplative traditions advocate the necessity for silence in an individual life: first, for gaining a sense of discernment amid the noise and haste, second, as a basic building block of individual happiness, and third, to let this other all-seeing identity come to life and find its voice inside us."
To read his work is wonderful, to hear him tell his stories is divine. The next best thing is to hear him over and over on CD until the most poignant poetry is inscribed into our bodies for sustenance. Thank You David Whyte for bringing us to our natural awe.
Date Added: Thursday 10 January 2013
While this is an interesting CD, the title is grossly misleading. There is very minimal discussion of the broken heart -- it comes and goes on 2nd track -- and the other topics do not circle around that theme either. Interesting, yes, but I feel like the fish who swallows the tempting morsel dangling from a hook. Three stars only because I love poetry and almost any discussion that includes it.
By Kevin F
Date Added: Sunday 7 April 2013
I very much appreciate many of David Whyte's recordings (as well as his poetry and other writings). I have to be honest: I did not enjoy this latest release by David Whyte. For one thing, the title seems misleading--David does not seem to spend much time at all on required or unrequited love. The little bit he does talk about it is insightful, but he does not go into depth about the topic.
Second, I could not discern what exactly this CD was about. There did not seem to be a theme that organized his thoughts. Most of the CD seems to be him telling stories and sharing insights from his life -- many of which I had heard in other recordings.
Overall, I was very disappointed in this CD. In contrast, his "What to Remember When Waking" is chock full of thought-provoking, compelling, heart-quickening insights.
By Marilyn M
Date Added: Wednesday 30 January 2013
Misleading title "When the Heart Breaks". David does not address this topic specifically. I adore his poetry but if looking for meat on this topic, you will not find it in this set. Poetry is lovely and touches on the topic, but that's about it.
By Lorraine K
Date Added: Wednesday 23 January 2013
Very a bright, charming man. Some excellent observations and lovely poetry but not my cup of tea. Was disappointed .
By A. Nicole Ivey
Date Added: Wednesday 28 November 2012
I've only listened to the first two CDs in this offering and haven't had it contemplate issues that the title would lead me to think would be addressed - Heart Break.
Date Added: Thursday 11 October 2012
While I didn't mind listening to this whole thing, it never got to the part about "when the heart breaks." It either never addressed the topic, or did so in such a roundabout way that I didn't recognize it.
By The description is merely poetic..
Date Added: Tuesday 23 October 2012
Be warned... There is nothing about breakups in here other than the description. Very disappointing.
By Linda deJardin
Date Added: Thursday 4 October 2012
I was very disappointed in this CD. The content did not match the title and left me feeling a bit confused. The title would suggest the content might help someone with a broken heart. I can assure you that is not what this CD is about. It is more a platform for Mr. White to expound on himself and his poetry. Did not enjoy this CD at all.