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David Whyte is a poet and author who also leads the Many Rivers Organization and Invitas, the Institute for Conversational Leadership, which he founded in 2014. David is the author of many poetry collection and prose books, including his newest book, Still Possible
In this episode, Eric and David discuss several of David’s beautiful poems from his latest collection, as well as some of his older work.
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David Whyte and I Discuss The Art of Poetry and Prose and…
His book, Still Possible
His poem, Your Prayer
The metaphor of a doorway, and how it can be a barrier or an opening in your life
Beautiful forgetting and how we can get out of and then into ourselves
How depression is a form of stuckness
Asking yourself how invitational you are to the people in your life
His book, The Three Marriages
How poetry is the art of saying things you didn’t know you knew
His poem, The Road to Santiago
How our reluctances are doorways to connection to other people
Anxiety and how it is a kind of staticness
How not knowing is great intimacy
The importance of silence and rest
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