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The Poetry of Self Compassion

David Whyte

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ISBN 10: 1932887083 / ISBN 13: 9781932887082
Published by Many Rivers Press, 1992
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Title: The Poetry of Self Compassion

Publisher: Many Rivers Press

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Audio CD

Book Condition:Good

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A talk by David Whyte.
Self compassion is a form of faith: a faith in the way each of us holds the great conversation of life. Innocence is the ability to look at the world with fresh eyes. On "The Poetry of Self Compassion," David Whyte looks at innocence as a faculty of exploration and a source of courage, compassion and self knowledge.

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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, with his family, 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 the Galapagos Islands and leading anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Andes, the Amazon and the Himalaya. He brings this wealth of experience to his poetry, lectures and workshops.
His life as a poet has created a readership and listenership in three normally mutually exclusive areas: the literate world of readings that most poets inhabit, the psychological and theological worlds of philosophical enquiry and the world of vocation, work and organizational leadership.
An Associate Fellow at Templeton College and Said Business School at the University of Oxford, he is one of the few poets to take his perspectives on creativity into the field of organizational development, where he works with many European, American and international companies. In spring of 2008 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Neumann College, Pennsylvania.
In organizational settings, using poetry and thoughtful commentary, he illustrates how we can foster qualities of courage and engagement; qualities needed if we are to respond to today s call for increased creativity and adaptability in the workplace. He brings a unique and important contribution to our understanding of the nature of individual and organizational change particularly through his perspectives on Conversational Leadership.

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