Join me beginning Sunday, May 2nd at 10am PT for my Three Sundays online series
THE POETRY OF SELF COMPASSION
REVEALING WHAT IS HIDDEN AS A GIFT TO OTHERS
MAY 2nd, 9th and 16th • 10:00am Pacific Time
To become human
is to become visible
what is hidden
as a gift to others.
Self-compassion is not only a form of faith in the unique way each of us is made for the world, it is also a test of our friendship with the hidden, unknown part of ourselves; waiting, amidst the obscurity we call a self, to emerge and cast its light on the world. By following the path of self compassion, and of self discovery, we eventually dissolve the line between loving a self and loving another. In the clear light of seeing an essence of ourselves, we come to understand something of the essence of others.
There is nothing more beautiful in the world than something entirely and utterly itself; and that might be as true of a human being as it is of a mountain or a waterfall. Some of us were made to move through the world with panache and charisma, making exuberant invitations to others; some can only be utterly ourselves through a kind of emergent shyness that carries its own slowly arriving revelation, tiptoeing into people’s lives and whispering our invitations in their private ears. Many of us come to know both spheres through frequent cycles of hiding and emergence in the seasonality of a life. But however we are made, or are made to become, each of us has to learn a particular kind of shining faith in the very particular conversation we make, simply by living and breathing.
Join David Whyte in taking a few steps along that ancient and heartbreaking journey of undoing, through poetry and story, that might lead to the possibility of glimpsing that hidden secret self; of becoming, to the delighted surprise and sometimes beautiful annoyance of the world, unutterably ourselves.
The Poetry of Self Compassion begins Sunday, May 2nd at 10:00am Pacific Time
How the Seminar Works
At the Edge of the World 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.