Consolations

The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words

Author: David Whyte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932887365

Category: English language

Page: 245

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With the imagery of a poet and the reflection of a philosopher, David Whyte turns his attention to 52 ordinary words, each its own particular doorway into the underlying currents of human life.Beginning with Alone and closing with Work, each chapter is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on the inevitable vicissitudes of life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling besieged and the desire to run away from it all. Through this lens, procrastination may be a necessary ripening; hiding an act of freedom; and shyness the appropriate confusion and helplessness that accompanies the first stage of revelation.Consolations invites readers into a poetic and thoughtful consideration of words whose meaning and interpretation influence the paths we choose and the way we traverse them throughout our lives.

Consolations

The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words

Author: David Whyte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932887341

Category: English language

Page: 247

View: 4460

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With the imagery of a poet and the reflection of a philosopher, David Whyte turns his attention to 52 ordinary words, each its own particular doorway into the underlying currents of human life.Beginning with Alone and closing with Work, each chapter is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on the inevitable vicissitudes of life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling besieged and the desire to run away from it all. Through this lens, procrastination may be a necessary ripening; hiding an act of freedom; and shyness the appropriate confusion and helplessness that accompanies the first stage of revelation.Consolations invites readers into a poetic and thoughtful consideration of words whose meaning and interpretation influence the paths we choose and the way we traverse them throughout our lives.

River Flow

New and Selected Poems (Revised)

Author: David Whyte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932887280

Category: Poetry

Page: 374

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This newly revised edition contains the most up to date versions of poems from David's first five volumes of poetry: Songs for Coming Home, Where Many Rivers Meet, Fire in the Earth, The House of Belonging and Everything is Waiting for You, as well as the latest versions of the new poems that originally appeared in the first edition of River Flow.

The Three Marriages

Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship

Author: David Whyte

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101015454

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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A radical, "crystalline" (Elle) approach to integrating our work, relationships, and inner selves from the bestselling author, poet, and speaker. The author of Crossing the Unknown Sea and The Heart Aroused encourages readers to reimagine how they inhabit the worlds of love, work, and self-understanding. Whyte suggests that separating these "marriages" in order to balance them is to destroy the fabric of happiness itself. Drawing from his own struggles and the lives of some of the world's great writers and artists-from Dante to Jane Austen to Robert Louis Stevenson-Whyte explores the ways these core commitments are connected. Only by understanding the journey involved in each of the three marriages and the stages of their maturation, he says, can we understand how to bring them together in one fulfilled life.

Where Many Rivers Meet

Poems

Author: David Whyte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780962152412

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

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This is David Whyte's second book of poetry. Now in its 6th printing.

Crossing the Unknown Sea

Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity

Author: David Whyte

Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)

ISBN: 9781573229142

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 257

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The best-selling author of The Heart Aroused assesses the workplace in terms of opportunity for rediscovering, shaping, and nurturing our personal lives, as he applies the stages of a holy pilgrimage to the process of seeking one's identity through work. Reprint.

Fire in the Earth

Author: David Whyte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780962152429

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

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This is David Whyte's third book of poetry. Now in its 5th printing.

The Sea in You

Twenty Poems of Requited and Unrequited Love

Author: David Whyte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932887389

Category: Love poetry

Page: 61

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Poet and author David Whyte looks at the fruitful discipline of finding and asking ever keener and more beautiful questions throughout our lives. These questions ask us to reimagine ourselves, our world and our part in it, and have the potential to reshape our identities, helping us to become larger, more generous and more courageous, equal to the fierce invitations extended to us as we grow and mature.

Songs for Coming Home

Author: David Whyte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780962152405

Category: Poetry

Page: 51

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This is David Whyte's first book of poetry. Now in its fourth printing.

The Soul of Enterprise

Dialogues on Business in the Knowledge Economy

Author: Ronald J Baker,Ed Kless

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508674535

Category:

Page: 220

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The world's economy has been transformed from a twentieth-century materials-based economy to the Age of the Knowledge-Based Economy - and the currency of this realm is ideas, imagination, creativity, and knowledge. According The World Bank, 80% of the developed world's wealth now resides in human capital. Perhaps President Ronald Reagan said it best in his address to Moscow State University on May 31, 1988: "Like a chrysalis, we're emerging from the economy of the Industrial Revolution - an economy confined and limited by the Earth's physical resources - into, as one economist titled his book, "the economy in mind," in which there are no bounds on human imagination and the freedom to create is the most precious natural resource." Written by Ronald Baker and Ed Kless, hosts of The Soul of Enterprise: Business in the Knowledge Economy, the popular radio show on Voice America's Business Channel, The Soul of Enterprise: Dialogues on Business in the Knowledge Economy sounds the clarion call that organizations can no longer ignore this seismic shift that has occurred in the economy since 1959. The Soul of Enterprise introduces the three components of Intellectual Capital - human capital, social capital, and structural capital - and how to leverage them to create wealth in today's economy, by revealing: The physical fallacy - why wealth no longer consists of tangible things, but of ideas, imagination and knowledge from human minds The best learning tool ever invented: After Action Reviews Why Frederick Taylor and the Scientific Management movement was a fraud and the wrong focus for knowledge workers The fact that effectiveness always and everywhere trumps efficiency The First Law of Pricing: All value is subjective The Second Law of Pricing: All prices are contextual The Morality of Markets: Doing well and doing good Why your organization - and you - need to be driven by a higher purpose than profit The Soul of Enterprise will inspire and challenge readers to unlock the enormous financial and competitive power hidden in the intellectual capital of their organizations and knowledge workers."

Anam Cara

A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Author: John O'Donohue

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061865855

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Discover the Celtic Circle of Belonging John O'Donohue, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination. In Anam Cara, Gaelic for "soul friend," the ancient teachings, stories, and blessings of Celtic wisdom provide such profound insights on the universal themes of friendship, solitude, love, and death as: Light is generous The human heart is never completely born Love as ancient recognition The body is the angel of the soul Solitude is luminous Beauty likes neglected places The passionate heart never ages To benatural is to be holy Silence is the sister of the divine Death as an invitation to freedom

The Heart Aroused

Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America

Author: David Whyte

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780307423979

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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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 -DANTE Like Dante, many of today's corporate workers find themselves lost in the day-to-day duties of their jobs. Our lives seem shaken by the events of September 11 and the seemingly endless examples of corporate scandal, it's become more difficult than ever to find meaning in the workplace. Has your work lost its meaning? Are you afraid of pursuing your dreams for fear of failing or--worse--getting fired? Do you yearn to find creativity, and even joy, in your job? In The Heart Aroused, David Whyte brings his unique perspective as poet and consultant to the workplace, showing readers how fulfilling work can be when they face their fears and follow their dreams. Going beneath the surface concerns about products and profits, organization and order, Whyte addresses the needs of the heart and soul, and the fears and desires that many workers keep hidden. Through the poetry of both classic and modern masters, Whyte helps readers find both professional and personal fulfillment. In Beowulf, Whyte uncovers the key to confronting office conflicts. Like the poem's courageous hero, readers will travel to the belly of the beast of a problem and emerge triumphantly with a solution. The poems of Pablo Neruda help on find inner silence even in the busiest, most confining office space. With T.S. Eliot as a guide, Whyte teaches readers to appreciate the need to open themselves up to possible failure--and as a result, probable success. At a time when corporations are calling on employees for more creativity, dedication, and adaptability, and workers are trying desperately to balance home and work, this revised edition of The Heart Aroused is the essential guide to reinvigorating the soul. From the Trade Paperback edition.

To Bless the Space Between Us

A Book of Blessings

Author: John O'Donohue

Publisher: Convergent Books

ISBN: 9780385525640

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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From the author of the bestselling Anam Cara comes a beautiful collection of blessings to help readers through both the everyday and the extraordinary events of their lives. John O’Donohue, Irish teacher and poet, has been widely praised for his gift of drawing on Celtic spiritual traditions to create words of inspiration and wisdom for today. In To Bless the Space Between Us, his compelling blend of elegant, poetic language and spiritual insight offers readers comfort and encouragement on their journeys through life. O’Donohue looks at life’s thresholds—getting married, having children, starting a new job—and offers invaluable guidelines for making the transition from a known, familiar world into a new, unmapped territory. Most profoundly, however, O’Donohue explains “blessing” as a way of life, as a lens through which the whole world is transformed. O’Donohue awakens readers to timeless truths and shows the power they have to answer contemporary dilemmas and ease us through periods of change.

Big Magic

Creative Living Beyond Fear

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)

ISBN: 1594634718

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 276

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Explores attitudes, approaches, and habits needed to live a creative life.