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A poet like David Whyte turns words into transcendent vehicles for spirit. With What to Remember When Waking, this celebrated writer and teacher reveals how our reality is created through conversation with the universe - and how we can create an identity robust enough to meet life's gifts and demands.

On this new six hour audio-learning course, Whyte tells us how to live at the frontier between the spiritual and physical needs of everyday life; how deeper states of attention amd intention can transform our own identity; and how we become more courageous. more present to the deeper understanding of ourselves, our loved ones and our world.

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The best audiobook experience I've had so far

David Whyte's reading is what makes this so special.
It has -quite simply- redefined audiobooks for me.
Unlike so many authors or narrators, he doesn't just read, he tells a tale.
His voice is calming and penetrating to listen to.
The content is stunning and deep.

Before purchasing this book, I used audiobooks when reading was not an option- while driving or doing the dishes. It always felt like a compromise. For this book, listening to it made for a more heightened experience than reading it would have.

It offers, in my opinion, the best of what an experience of an audiobook can be.
I highly recommend it.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Revitalizing!

Whyte shows a different connection to life and the world around us that I absolutely needed to hear. Mistook this book for a compilation of his poetry-which in a way it is- but, it is soo much more than just that.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Remarkable -- David Whyte's poetry, his magnificent voice, and rare wisdom is a gift.

To listen to Whyte is a form of emotional bliss. His words calm me, enlighten and inspire.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Much to dwell upon.

David provides great narration causing this to feel like a deep discussion in a pub over a pint. There is much to consider. I will relisten with a pencil and paper.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Beautiful heartfelt poetry and life lessons

David whyte takes us on a journey of being real and vulnerable, his soothing voice and way of weaving in stories and poetry is exquisite. My favorite audiobook of all time.

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Grateful!!

What did you love best about What to Remember When Waking?

It stirred in my heart such a longing to be silent and to be friends with the unknown. David whyte is an incredible story teller and teacher. Thank you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Meaningful and provocative

David will help you remember yourself, and the questions that arise naturally in the process. He is a great storyteller, teacher, and poet.

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Thought-provoking

Very deep and thought provoking. His personal reflections added to the story and a better understanding of his poetry. The reflection on his mother touched me. It allowed me to open up to other thoughts of loved ones who have passed.
Thank you for having David narrate his own book. It provides much more meaning.

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Really enjoy listening to this guy.

Whyte has a unique voice and perspective, and I've really enjoyed listening to him. This is definitely a situation where the audio book delivers more than I'd get just reading the book on my own.

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Feast for ears+soul, cornerstone of my library

What made the experience of listening to What to Remember When Waking the most enjoyable?

David Whyte's voice is melodic, his ideas so relatable, and his touch of humor -- all so appreciated!

What did you like best about this story?

I can pop in anywhere and feel a connection.

Have you listened to any of David Whyte’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have, and although I love them all this is my favorite.

What did you learn from What to Remember When Waking that you would use in your daily life?

That even reading poetry or listening to it a few minutes a day is a way of being present. You can't help but be, especially David Whyte's. :)