TOP 20 David Whyte Quotes

TOP 20 David Whyte Quotes.
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“Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.”
— David Whyte (00:00)

“A sure sign of a soul-based workplace is excitement, enthusiasm, real passion; not manufactured passion, but real involvement. And there’s very little fear.”
— David Whyte (00:07)

“The marvelous thing about a good question is that it shapes our identity as much by the asking as it does by the answering.”
— David Whyte (00:14)

“Everyone casts a shadow. Everyone has a relationship with the fearful unknown.”
— David Whyte (00:21)

“There is a lovely root to the word humiliation – from the latin word humus, meaning soil or ground. When we are humiliated, we are in effect returning to the ground of our being.”
— David Whyte (00:28)

“The courageous conversation is the one you don’t want to have.”
— David Whyte (00:35)

“A real conversation always contains an invitation. You are inviting another person to reveal herself or himself to you, to tell you who they are or what they want.”
— David Whyte (00:42)

“Inside everyone is a great shout of joy waiting to be born.”
— David Whyte (00:49)

“The tragedy with velocity as the answer to complexity is that, after awhile, you cannot see or comprehend anything that is not traveling at the same speed you are. And you actually start to feel disturbed by people who have a sense of restfulness to their existence.”
— David Whyte (00:56)

“The greatest tragedy is to live out someone else’s life thinking it was your own.”
— David Whyte (01:03)

“There is no house like the house of belonging.”
— David Whyte (01:10)

“When your eyes are tired the world is tired also. When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you. Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own. There you can be sure you are not beyond love.”
— David Whyte (01:17)

“Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the conversation. Pay attention to everything in the world as if it’s alive. Realize everything has its own discrete existence outside your story. By doing this, you open to gifts and lessons that the world has to give you.”
— David Whyte (01:24)

“The price of our vitality is the sum of all our fears.”
— David Whyte (01:31)

“Absent the edge, we drown in numbness.”
— David Whyte (01:38)

“Poetry is the art of overhearing ourselves say things from which it is impossible to retreat.”
— David Whyte (01:45)

“Courage is the measure of our heartfelt participation with life, with another, with a community, a work, a future.”
— David Whyte (01:52)

“Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until we have been stuck, incapacitated, or blown off course for awhile. Plain sailing is pleasant, but you are not going to explore many unknown realms that way.”
— David Whyte (01:59)

“The moment you’ve uttered the exact dimensionality of your exile, you’re already turning towards home.”
— David Whyte (02:06)

“To be human is to become visible while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others.”
— David Whyte (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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