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Clear Mind, Wild Heart

4.7 of 5 stars 4.70  ·  rating details  ·  53 ratings  ·  7 reviews
"In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in a dark wood, where the true way was wholly lost." When you fi nd yourself 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 the power to lend us courage . . . to give us the vision of those who endured ...more
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Published April 1st 2002 by Sounds True (first published January 1st 2002)
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Although not technically a book (it's an audio series on six disks), David Whyte's readings in Clear Mind, Wild Heart are too good to miss. I'll admit, I was a little worried when I first started listening to the series because Whyte has the practiced drone of a lecturing professor. But unlike those undergrad classes where I found myself nodding off, the more I listened to what Whyte had to say the more awake and enthusiastic I felt. As the title itself suggests, Whyte engages the intellect whil ...more
Listened to this on audio CD and really enjoyed it--though I sometimes wished I had a physical book so I could go back over the passages I particularly enjoyed and re-read the poems. I kept scrambling for pieces of paper to write down the parts I loved... These are essentially lectures on how to use the practice of reading, seeing, and listening poetically in our everyday lives. At first I was worried they were going to be cheesy and self-helpish, but I found Whyte's ideas to be profound and app ...more
Amazing. David Whyte weaves such grounded insight from poetry his own life to coax us toward living more authentically, honestly, and passionately. I listened to this book as an mp3, and I'm already going back to it again. Hearing Whyte's voice and his tone makes it feel like you're sitting in on a lecture around his fireplace.
Wild Heart, Clear Mind poetry CD is one of my favorite spoken word ever. A must for all iPods.
David Roberts
If you're looking for a change in your life, you can't do better than David Whyte.
sometimes longwinded
but too many jems hidden within to dismiss
May 31, 2009 Kevin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
It was actually an audio book when i got it. Insight into some of the biggest ways we change as we move and grow.
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Poet David Whyte grew up with a strong, imaginative influence from his Irish mother among the hills and valleys of his father’s Yorkshire. He now makes his home in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

The author of seven books of poetry and three books of prose, David Whyte holds a degree in Marine Zoology and has traveled extensively, including living and working as a naturalist guide in th
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