ISBN: 1932887369
EAN13: 9781932887365
Language: English
Pages: 247
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 7.6" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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   Diving into the Depth of Words
Wow! That was pretty impressive, right? If you think a book with ruminations about different random words could be this good, you should read it. The book explores the deeper meaning of a word, often finding its spiritual nature. It's like finding a rare plant or flower in the woods.
   Wonderful writer
He is a writer whose philosophy encourages embodied, in-the-moment being. I'm flabbergasted that more physical book stores don't carry his work. Thanks to Amazon. com, you can now read Stephen King's book. If you want to get a good idea of the man, I recommend checking out the entire episode of On Being Krista in which Tippett interviews him. It's just lovely, Tunick said.
   Another Great Masterpiece
David Whyte is one of the most brilliant and prolific novelists, poets and speakers of our time. I continue to be amazed and enthralled with his vision and voice, said Dr. Goin.
   The brilliance of David Whyte
I've had two of my favorite writers, David Whyte and Mary Oliver. I could explore these states through stand-alone chapters, or I could collaborate with other writers. His widow said he was "living the good life."
   Rainy day book
It's a great book, you can use it like a bible. Pull it when you need to think deeper, Raymond said. It brought me to tears and brought me to think, he said. I have this in a special place, and I read it when I need consolation, he said. A good gift, Mr. Dhaliwal said. The book is divided into eight sections: Economics, Financial Markets, Law, Government, Health Care and Human Services. It's a wonder Mr Whyte has given so many ordinary moments, hours of deep thought, said Dr. Goin. I've read the book and found the plot interesting, said Dr. Cara DeVries, assistant professor of English at Carnegie Hall.
   An amazing book that changed a lot of the way that ...
An amazing book that changed a lot of the way that I relate to myself and to others, Raymond said. There is no such thing as a bad book. Multiple Sclerosis patients have reported hearing voices in the background.
   Nourishment for the mind
The first time I heard extracts from Sam Harris's podcast, I immediately fell in love with the witty, introspective and irreverent commentator. Now, I try to read a different chapter of the book each day for meditative purposes. Through his inquiry, Whyte unravels a complex web of associations and meaning, eventually discovering an often-illiterate truth about human experience. His meditations have allowed me to become more honest with myself and others, and just generally more self-aware, he said. His meditations on Friendship were particularly needed during a time of social distancing and relocating to a new environment.
   Fantastic Volume
In short, this volume is a masterpiece. He also covers his thoughts about various words in the form of mini-essays, such as "Unrequited" and "Solace." Each mini-essay is an effort in mediation, and several of the essays have been turned into meditations through Sam Harris's website Waking Up. Each essay left with a sense of pressing forward to enjoy each bit of wisdom Whyte offered his reader. Each essay requires further evaluation and meditation, so that the reader can grasp the full scope of the work.
   Each essay speaks volumes on love, loss and moving forward
As I age closer toward my death, finding guidance for the present and into the future becomes more imperative. I have had the pleasure of reading and rereading Mr. Whyte's tender and profound collection of short essays. Like a feast, each story is served with a side of humor.
It's a book about paying courageous attention to your life, Abraham said. Even with the help of Clarisonic, you will slow your breathing and startle again. In "No Limits," he invites us to encounter the painful and prosaic realities that make up our everyday experiences in order to engage more fully with life. He and carefully turns the words inside out, and thus turns your attention from outside in to back again. In The Age of Exploration, Douglas Whyte invites you to witness and sail in the larger conversational tide of your past, present, and future. It's beautiful, and I know I will read over and over again over my entire life. I'm not saying that often, Mr. Rule told the judge. Both men have used metaphors that are both startling and awe-inspiring.