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The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America Paperback – June 1, 1996
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As a lover of poetry, I was delighted when a client gave me tickets for one of Whyte's workshops a few years ago. One of the poems that Whyte recited for us (and cites in his book) is a teaching tale in the Native American tradition by David Wagoner. It was a thrilling personal experience to hear in Whyte's resounding and dramatic voice Wagoner's response to the question, "What do I do when I am lost in the forest?" (shown in part below):
Stand still, the trees ahead / and bushes beside you / are not lost... / Stand still, the forest / knows where you are. / You must let it find you.
Observing Whyte's impact on others in the group (many of them business people) also gave me the courage to use poetry in my development work with business executives, focusing on the symbolic aspects of people's (and organizations') growth potential. David Whyte has done us all a service in demonstrating how powerful poetry can be in "arousing our hearts," in enabling significant personal transformation. I highly recommend his tapes and books of poetry, as well as The Heart Aroused.
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David Whyte touches the soul of the human journey in the modern work environment. This book has forever transformed how I will think about my work.Published 1 month ago by RJ
This is one of his best recordings of the work that he does in corporations, I find this audio compilation to be essential for anyone who loves his work.Published 8 months ago by Mary Ann Willoughby
This is literally the finest book ever written about integrating our souls into our work life.
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Loved the poetry in this book but if you are looking for a practical guide on how to bring your soul to work, this book isn't the one.Published 13 months ago by Charles Reynard
This book was very insightful and provided a road map for the changing world of corporate AmericaPublished 14 months ago by kat
Thought provoking book that will challenge your relationship with work. Get ready to dive into your soul through some unexpected stories and poems. Great read.Published 15 months ago by Michael J. McFadden
This s great book and a must read by anyone feeling lost in corporate america. It reconnects you with your soul.Published 18 months ago by Chad Leslie Novak