Join me, beginning Sunday, November 7th at 10am PT for my Three Sundays online series
New Poetry, New Insight
& The Very Old Practice of Moving Forward Against the Odds
NOVEMBER 7th, 14th and 21st
10:00am Pacific Time • Check your local time
Reading and reciting from his new book of poetry, ‘Still Possible’, David Whyte invites you to this emboldening Three Sundays in November series, looking at crucial thresholds in a human life, where our next road out, our next surprising opportunities and our next invitations are almost always hidden from us, waiting to be uncovered and followed.
At each of these thresholds, the disappearance of old possibilities can lead us into a false sense that all possibility is disappearing. Knowing that at the beginning of each threshold we almost always experience a debilitation and a fading away, can help us to learn a friendship with life, with our selves and with those with whom we share our lives, and then to find a merciful way through into a new and surprising future.
It is the true province of poetry to be more realistic than the artificial mainstream narratives about success, and poetry is almost by definition, not afraid of the truthful difficulty of the average human life; a cyclical experience that calls us to shed our previous skins at regular intervals, to step out from under our previous notions and to allow ourselves to be surprised and moved by what at first astonishes and then emboldens, to shape a courageous life that understands the necessity for disappearance and reinvention.
STILL POSSIBLE (excerpt)
It’s still possible to intuit a magnificent,
individual arrival, that brings you still
closer to the accompanying faraway crowd;
to live bravely and always, as someone said,
‘to the point of tears’, to realize that you
have always had your life shattered
and your heart broken and your faith
tested by loving too much and too often
and that all along, it was never too much
and never too often, and that you were
never, ever, fully broken.
It’s still possible to fully understand
you have always been the place
where the miracle has happened:
that you have been since your birth
the bread given and the wine lifted,
the change witnessed and the change itself,
that you have been all along,
a goodness that can continue
to be a goodness to itself…
- David Whyte
from 'Still Possible'
© 2021 David Whyte & Many Rivers Press
Cover art for upcoming book in November, 'Still Possible':
STILL POSSIBLE begins Sunday, November 7th at 10:00am Pacific Time
How the Seminar Works
STILL POSSIBLE is centered around three 75-minute livestream sessions delivered via Zoom webconferencing software.
In addition, David will present you with Tiny Disciplines in and after each session, to help bring the poetry and themes into your daily life, and also to hold the thread between the three Sundays.
3 Livestream Sessions with Q+A
Each session will include an hour long talk followed by a 15-minute Q+A.
You will receive preparatory materials offering suggestions for creating an environment to engage with the seminar, as well as a detailed resource document for each session.
In each session David will offer one or more Tiny Daily Disciplines, to help bring the poetry and themes into your daily life, and also to hold the thread between sessions.