Two talks. Total runtime 2:21
THE POETRY OF SELF COMPASSION.
Compassion is a form of faith; a faith in the way each of us is made for this world. Innocence is the ability to look at that 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. (1992)
SWEET DARKNESS: THE INVISIBLE FOUNDATIONS OF A HUMAN LIFE
In each of us, there lives an inner, symmetrical image that attempts to hold our outer experiences in a larger context, making room for revelation. In the poetic tradition, the metaphor for this hidden image is darkness, and in every human life there comes a time when we are asked to have faith in what it can reveal to us. (2006)