What to remember when waking: The Art of Asking The Beautiful Question by David Whyte
Human beings cannot quite believe the depth, drama and even the disappearances involved in even the average human life. Each one of us grows almost against our will into a steadily unfolding story where the horizon gets broader and more mysterious, the understanding of loss and mortality more keen, the sense of time more fleeting and the understanding of our own mistakes and omissions more apparent. In the midst of this deepening we have to make a life that makes sense: there is no other life than the one that involves this constant beckoning, this invitation to the fiercer aspects of existence.
This will be a time spent with David Whyte - through poetry and the insights of poetry - looking at the fruitful discipline of first finding, then asking, ever keener and more beautiful questions; questions that do not produce easy answers but which help us to re-imagine ourselves, our world and our part in it, and most especially, questions which work to reshape our identities, helping us to become larger, more generous, more courageous; equal to the increasingly fierce invitations extended to us as we grow and mature.
DAVID WHYTE Poet, Author, Lecturer 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 the Galapagos Islands and leading anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Andes, Amazon and 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 Said Business School at the University of Oxford. In spring of 2008 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Neumann College, Pennsylvania.
Date: Friday evening Feb 6th, 2015
Time: 7.30 -9.30pm
Location: Libby Gardner Hall (on U of U campus)
Location: Wasatch Retreat and Events Center,75 south / 200 East, Salt Lake City.
Libby Gardner Hall (University of Utah)
1375 East Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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