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David Whyte



David Whyte is an English poet and author. He is known for using poetry to foster conversations on creativity, engagement, and social responsibility in businesses across the US and UK.

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David Whyte: On Belonging and Coming Home

Poet/Philosopher David Whyte in an intimate conversation about the challenges and experience of belonging.

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A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader

In these pages, some of today’s most wonderful culture-makers—writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers—reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word has formed their own character.

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“Vulnerability”

Vulnerability is not a weakness, a passing indisposition, or something we can arrange to do without, vulnerability is not a choice, vulnerability is the underlying, ever present and abiding undercurrent of our natural state.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe discipline of poetry is in overhearing yourself say difficult truths from which it is impossible to retreat.

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Start Close In by David Whyte

David Whyte recites his own poem Start Close In.

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Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity

Crossing the Unknown Sea is about reuniting the imagination with our day to day lives. It shows how poetry and practicality, far from being mutually exclusive, reinforce each other to give every aspect of our lives meaning and direction.

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Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Fulfillment Beyond the Limiting Notion of Work/Life Balance

English poet and philosopher David Whyte aptly calls “work/life balance” a “phrase that often becomes a lash with which we punish ourselves” and offers an emboldening way out of this cultural trap.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageI want to know if you know how to melt into that fierce heat of living, falling toward the center of your longing.

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The Conversational Nature of Reality: A Conversation with David Whyte (Episode #184)

In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with poet David Whyte about the importance of work and relationships, the balance between training and expressing of one’s talents, the lessons of mortality, and other topics.

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David Whyte: The Practice of the Imagination

David Whyte provides a short practice from his audio program, Clear Mind, Wild Heart.

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