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Midlife and the Great Unknown

Midlife and the Great Unknown

Finding Courage and Clarity Through Poetry

Inspiration for midlife, distilled from the full-length course Clear Mind, Wild Heart.

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"In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in a dark wood, where the true way was wholly lost." When you find yourself suddenly without bearings, as Dante Alighieri voiced so well centuries ago, where will you look for guidance?

Throughout the ages, teaches David Whyte, the language of poetry has held a special power to hazard ourselves boldly at the fierce edges of our lives. On Midlife and the Great Unknown, you will engage with poetic imagination as it was meant to be experienced: as your companion and guide for the challenging terrain of midlife. Join this Yorkshire-born poet and bestselling author to explore:

  • Radical simplification—an invitation to sit in silent reflection and observation
  • Using your poetic imagination to navigate life's cycles of loss and joy
  • Honoring who you are right now, including your skills and limitations, and more

The language of poetry can emancipate you into the next phase of your existence, teaches David Whyte. It can help you break through obstacles and give you courage to take necessary risks. Drawing from the wisdom of fellow poets Rainer Maria Rilke, Emily Dickinson, and Seamus Heaney, Whyte invites you to boldly engage in a conversation with the second half of your life on Midlife and the Great Unknown

Note: Excerpted from the full-length audio course Clear Mind, Wild Heart.

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One of the audio books all people on Earth should listen to

I came across this book, that had been laying in my car for several years - by coincidence.

And how lucky I was. I've listened to it a minimum 70 times since then!

So many troughs! So many thoughts that made me understand were I was…who I was…and put myself into relationship with life. Truly inspiring.

Not only David’s own poetry is great in this book, but there is more- all the quotes and reflections outside the poems are great.

Maria Luisa Aira Christenson

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David Whyte words create a path to the simple wonder of being alive. They are truly a wake up call to the grace of being human.

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This is a wonderful listening experience, I really appreciated the poetry and the commentary

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Loved this CD, really helped me work through the shifts of my life. David Whyte is amazing. I'm already planning on both whom to lend it to and when to play it again

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Contents 2 CDs (150 minutes)
Dimensions 5 x 5 inches
Product Code AW00700D

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Contents 1 Audio download (2 hours, 30 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Product Code AW00700W