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What to Remember When Waking

The Disciplines of an Everyday Life

What to Remember When Waking

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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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Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by rebecca v
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Deeply moving and evocative teachings.

(Posted on 7/2/2014)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Jody Day
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Wonderful content but why, oh why aren't there any chapter breaks? It makes it much easier to listen to and dip back into if there are. I love David's voice and his insights are quite unlike anyone else's... and I love how much I learn about poetry along the way... He is an exceptional teacher and I feel petty for moaning about the lack of structure/chapter breaks, but you asked for feedback and I think it's a bit rambling!

(Posted on 3/23/2014)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Donald Miller
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I love his poetry and love hearing him read. I own all of his books and CD. I do poetry healing workshops and teach and do weddings and funerals with his poetry. However when I met him and went up to appreciate him he was very rude and seemed more interested in the young women.

(Posted on 2/5/2014)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by sharon white
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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.

(Posted on 1/9/2014)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by dela
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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.

(Posted on 1/9/2014)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by beverly p
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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.

(Posted on 1/8/2014)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Cat G
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David Whyte is filled with comforting wisdom that inspires us with courage to live fully. His poetry is inspiring and incisive, and his reading of his poetry is captivating as it seers deeper and deeper into our understanding.

(Posted on 1/7/2014)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Donald F
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Great! 5 stars, even though I am not into poetry. Could change, now that I've heard him.

(Posted on 1/6/2014)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Hui S
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I loved "What to Remember When Waking". I found his voice is so easy to listen to, his stories were told in such a convincing way even a non-believer would have been convinced of the grace of God. If you are discouraged in life at the moment, this CD collection would re-ignite that fire in you so that you can participate life fully.

(Posted on 1/4/2014)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by jeanne c
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David Whyte's reflections brings the listener to a deep place within and his words and images stay with you for a long time. I found myself opening up to a deep peace as I listened and was challenged to reflect on my life in light of his suggestions and loved the reading of his own and others poetry.

(Posted on 1/2/2014)

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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 Code af01470d

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Contents 1 Audio download (5 hours, 45 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Date Published May 01, 2010
ISBN-10 1-60407-203-2
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-203-7
Product Code af01470w