Midlife and the Great Unknown: Finding Courage and Clarity Through Poetry

Midlife and the Great Unknown: Finding Courage and Clarity Through Poetry

by David Whyte

Audio CD(Unabridged)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591790693
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/2003
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 1,203,668
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

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.

Whyte is the author of six volumes of poetry and three books of prose.

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