Would you like to learn to take the best kinds of risks, in life and in work? Ones that will enhance what we call personal growth while also working with larger powers beyond the personal?
This series is all about risking ourselves more in our work, in our lives and in our travels, and as we travel, reuniting our powerful underlying imaginations with our everyday existence. It will show how poetry and practicality, far from being mutually exclusive, reinforce each other to give every aspect of our lives meaning and direction. For anyone who wants to deepen their connection to their life’s work — or find out what their life’s work might be — while enriching the life of the one at the center that seems to be doing all the work, this series can help navigate the way.
David will encourage listeners and watchers to take the best kind of risks, in life and at work, ones that enhance what we call personal growth, while also working with larger powers beyond the personal.
David will show how burnout or exhaustion can actually be beneficial and used to renew a life or a professional path. He asserts that too many people blindly trudge through a mediocre life or a mediocre work because so many of the ‘busy’ tasks we set ourselves prevent significant reflection and any real deepening of our understanding.
Crossing the Unknown Sea will combine poetry, gifted storytelling and Whyte’s personal experience to reveal a way of traveling through a vocation or a life in a slightly more exhilarating way, to understand that despite the fact that there is no life that does not have its troubles, there is a way of holding the conversation that brings us closer to that energy and generosity that others might recognize in us as a certain charismatic form of freedom and happiness.
Three Sundays Testimonials
These beautiful sessions have buoyed me so through the months - now nearly years - of this pandemic. Your words have spoken to me for many years (The House of Belonging is still my favorite, all the pages well worn and the binding frayed). Your choices of theme and poems always seemed divinely timed to what I needed to hear, or to ponder. My creativity has soared, and I have been inspired to let go of old wants and dreams that no longer fit, to be less "hard on myself for wanting what I want," and to really accept that I deserve to have the life I want. Each time, I have been very moved by what you say and how you've said it. Thank you for being a voice of inspiration, kindness, acceptance, and honesty through this strangely beautiful and transformative time.
Tremendous possibilities now in focus, realizing the wisdom behind thinking and living with the theme that no matter what, “ everything is still possible.” Can’t thank you enough. Every session gets better and better.
Since I’ve followed your Sundays series beginning in January this year, I’ve gained perspective I why I’m still here (on the planet.) Because of illness and separation from family, I could not see beyond my own misery. Writing didn’t come easily UNTIL I stopped. Thank you for taking us deep into the inner journey. A new door has opened, actually it’s an old, old garden gate and my job was to untangle the overgrowth that was hiding it. Blessings!
"Each time, I have been very moved by what you say and how you've said it. Thank you for being a voice of inspiration, kindness, acceptance, and honesty through this strangely beautiful and transformative time."
- Participant, Three Sundays Series
CROSSING THE UNKNOWN SEA begins Sunday, September 11th at 10:00am Pacific Time
How the Seminar Works
CROSSING THE UNKNOWN SEA 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 food for thought 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 hold the thread between sessions.