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Clear Mind, Wild Heart: Finding Courage and Clarity Through Poetry

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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 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, and ...more
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Published April 1st 2002 by Sounds True (first published January 1st 2002)
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Oct 08, 2013 Erin rated it it was amazing
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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
Oct 29, 2008 Megan rated it really liked it
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
Apr 03, 2016 Danielle rated it really liked it
I happened to listen to this audio book while changing jobs somewhat unexpectedly (though it was a long time in coming), and his words created the perfect space in which to formulate my thoughts and plans with absolute calm and certainty that taking a risk and stepping out of the boat like Peter did to walk upon the water, if only for a step, is the only way to live.

I'm fascinated by the way he links thoughts together, not through any linear organizing principle but as a cloud of associations t
Apr 18, 2011 Nate rated it it was amazing
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.
Jun 14, 2008 John rated it it was amazing
Wild Heart, Clear Mind poetry CD is one of my favorite spoken word ever. A must for all iPods.
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Mar 04, 2013 David Roberts rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for a change in your life, you can't do better than David Whyte.
Sep 24, 2008 Faith rated it really liked it
sometimes longwinded
but too many jems hidden within to dismiss
May 31, 2009 Kevin rated it it was amazing
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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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