Invitation to Three Sundays in January
There is a difficult and rarely named shyness we can feel with someone we have lived with for years.
There is a certain appropriate shyness that we find all too familiar when we first meet someone new to whom we we are deeply and fatally attracted. But there is also the more difficult and rarely named shyness we can feel with someone we have lived with for years. Taking a relationship deeper by diving below the barrier of that learned shyness might be more difficult, but perhaps more rewarding, than overcoming that first shiver of trepidation we felt in first meeting them.
We find the same difficulty with our own sense of self as we do with relationship, with work and with the trajectory of our lives. What was a youthful falling in love with our our own possibilities can be immobilised by a sense of disappointment, predictability and sheer immovability, what was scintillating in our work we may turn into mere responsibility and burden and what felt like an invitation from the far horizon becomes something we might be now afraid to approach.
Join David Whyte for Three Sundays in January, looking at the necessary, and robust vulnerability and the surprisingly accessible courage involved in getting beneath the surface and diving deeper in our relationships, our work and our sense of presence and possibility.
Shyness is the hallway of presence: and shyness in love, and in the way we love, is in effect, the very invitation to go deeper.
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.
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 on 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
Thank you for these Sundays that you have been doing throughout the pandemic. They have held my heart and body and mind in such a gentle and honest embrace.
This is opening up some exciting possibilities!
THE SHYNESS OF LOVE begins Sunday, January 7th at 10:00am Pacific Time
How the Series Works
THE SHYNESS OF LOVE is centered around three 75-minute livestream sessions delivered via Zoom webconferencing software.
3 Livestream Sessions
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 series, as well as a detailed resource guide following each session.
Each session will include time for David to respond to questions and themes from listeners, which can be submitted live in the Zoom Q&A box.