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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)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Janet S
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Love it! Poetic, romantic, intellectual and spiritual all rolled into one

(Posted on 1/1/2014)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Judith C
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David Whyte creates a personal experience of sharing his views on life through commentary and poetry. It is very helful to me spiritually.

(Posted on 12/27/2013)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Constance W
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David Whyte is fantastic. I highly recommend this.

(Posted on 12/25/2013)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Marjolein D
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Honest,deep
His voice resonates ,no echoes
Hope to meet him once...

(Posted on 9/12/2013)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Angela W
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I love listening to David and how he makes poetry so accessible. The sharing of his wisdom in 'what to remember when waking' is spectacular and is exactly what I was looking for.

(Posted on 8/14/2013)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Jonathan J
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This is a beautifully delivered presentation. There is a sense that he is just conversing with us, taking time to follow a thread, expand on an idea with a story or poem, but always coming back to the theme he was emphasizing. This is fitting as the presentation is about having meaningful conversations with life. I also recommend his "Insights at the Edge" interview with Tami Simon, in which they talk about "What to Remember When Waking."

(Posted on 6/18/2013)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by ilona
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David Whyte is fabulous, no question, whether in person, on the page, or via recording. My only quibble is a technical one: the iTunes/iPad/iPod download is a single track, not divided into the different sessions. It would have been nice to know where each section begins/ends and the length of each.

(Posted on 5/1/2013)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by George Linney
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I am a regular listener to WTRWW and I am currently memorizing the title poem. Download this series and uncover your one love.

(Posted on 4/25/2013)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Rosemary Fischer
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This poem mirrors the spiritual writings of Joel Goldmith re; THE INFINITE WAY,& specifically A Parenthesis in Eternity. I heard you speak years ago in NY, Westchester County & you turned me on to AntonioMachado, Times Alone, I used 2 of his poems for my paintings. Thank you, rcf05@verizon,.net.

(Posted on 3/7/2013)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Morreau
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I have a few of his books, but this audiobook is one of the most superb.

It is something you will listen to through the years, and will get new insights each time.

David Whyte thanks for your clear voice and open heart.

(Posted on 11/29/2012)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Jacqulyn L
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If you know any thing about David Whyte you have no questions ever except send me more of the most radically beautiful thought and poerty available If you know nothing start ordering now get it all You will never regret it

(Posted on 8/8/2012)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Lynda Lyle
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I highly recommend this program to anyone looking for a guide for reinvesting in a passionate, productive life. The fluid oration from poetry to lecture is engaging and very stimulating. You will not be disappointed in the content or style of this program. His focus on all aspects of life and the need to apprentice to the process of the great disappearance makes perfect sense. Many thanks for a stimulating conversation.

(Posted on 7/30/2012)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Kimberley Berlin
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This is very thought provoking and engaging. White is a poet, and experiences the world by expressing golden gems of truths. Those truths remind the listener to be true to the process and trust ones intuition.

(Posted on 4/13/2012)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Jeanie Greensfelder
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Disappointed in this set. Liked his Clear Mind, Wild Heart much better.

(Posted on 1/12/2012)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Mary Sharon Moore
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Excellent, as always.

(Posted on 12/28/2011)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Sharon Green
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I listen to this again and again, and harvest new insight with each contact. David Whyte has a depth of knowing that he shares with a compassion and eloquence that touches the heart and the spirit.

(Posted on 9/25/2011)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Erin Shrader
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I'm having a hard time downloading to my iPhone-so I haven't actually been able to listen to it yet.

(Posted on 7/29/2011)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Rita Hildebrandt
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I thouroughly enjoyed David Whyte's latest CD's. He inspires and uplifts me with his deep poetry, conversation and incredible gift with the language.

(Posted on 4/16/2011)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Michael Carrillo
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It is quite helpful as my own personal journey as moved up a level. The only thing I would have also liked to have is to be able to read the different poems that are included in the cd.

(Posted on 4/3/2011)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Bonnie Behre
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Meditative, great meaningful content, asks important questions David is real, he has humor, and is humble. Poetry is more useful and meaningful to me after hearing him. I am blessed. I share his work with everyone I know.

(Posted on 4/2/2011)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Kelly Kastelein
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Thank you!

(Posted on 3/3/2011)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Deb Reynolds
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I've listened to this over and over during the last couple of months. I constantly hear things that strike me as "new". Did he say that before?! Well, of course he did, but with each step I take, there is something more to hear and learn. I cannot recommend this highly enough.

(Posted on 7/8/2010)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by John Carey
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I loved this recording. As a 28 year old man it speaks to me in profound, hero's journey type language with deep humility and curiosity and a willingness to enter into a conversation with life.

There is much in this recording that spoke to me but one teaching stands out to me in this moment...

[paraphrase] "You won't get exactly what you want, nor will you get exactly what others want for you."

5 stars and I will be re-listening to this recording several times over the next several years of my life. Thank you David Whyte!

(Posted on 6/14/2010)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Mary A. McIntyre
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David Whytes words and his voice are balm for the soul who is yearning for growth and transformation. It is very rich indeed, every time I listen to it I hear something new. This is life changing, thank you kind poet.

(Posted on 6/9/2010)

Review for What to Remember When Waking Review by Loretta
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Brilliant and timely. The contemporary theme of finding our place in the world and following our passion is all around us. But for those of us that have been stumbling through it for a few years know that it's not a simple road to shape and travel. Mr. Whytes insight and words are like a soothing breath. A pat on the shoulder that sends you on your way again. Thank you

(Posted on 5/31/2010)

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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

Audio Download

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