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When the Heart Breaks

A Journey Through Requited and Unrequited Love
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A moving, poetic exploration of how we experience love, loss, and renewal.
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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.

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Contents Audio Download (2 hours, 23 minutes)
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Product Code AW03015W
ISBN Number 978-1-60407-950-0
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David Whyte

About 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 poets to take his perspectives on creativity into the field of organizational development, where he works with a diverse international clientele. An associate fellow of the Said Business School at the University of Oxford, he holds a degree in marine zoology and is the recipient of an honorary degree from Neumann College in Pennsylvania. He has traveled extensively including working as a naturalist guide and leading anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Galapagos, the Andes, and the Himalayas. He brings this wealth of experience to his poetry, his lectures, and his workshops.

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Reviewed by Barbarah N.
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Loved it, has listened many times and suggested it to many friends to purchase.

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A poetic exploration of human experience in the 21st century; if you enjoy David's style of writing, speaking, you will not be disappointed

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Reviewed by Susan T.
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I find so much comfort and inspiration in this CD. It is deeply poetic, profoundly insightful, and something I turn to again and again.

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Reviewed by Martha B.
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I loved this CD. Wish I had known where the recording was made. I loved the poetry, story telling and laughter. David is one of favorite writers and I always enjoy when I can attend one of his seminars.

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Reviewed by Jeanne R.
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David Whyte is full of wisdom. Hearing his voice and his words always gives me a little more insight into my own life.

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