Crossing the Unknown Sea

Crossing the Unknown Sea : Work and the Shaping of Identity

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An exploration of work as an opportunity for discovering and nurturing our deepest selves. We spend most of our time in the workplace - and what holds us back at work is what will hold us back the longest in terms of our personal development. A blend of poetry, story-telling and experience, this book is about how we find fulfilment through work. The text applies the stages of a pilgrimage to the process of seeking identity through the unknown sea of work.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 199 x 18mm | 210g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • bibliography, index
  • 0141005939
  • 9780141005935

About David Whyte

David Whyte was born and grew up in Yorkshire. He is first and foremost a poet but also a consultant to many of the world's leading corporations. As well as 4 volumes of poetry he is the author of THE HEART AROUSED: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul at Work.
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Table of contents

Beginnings: courage and conversation - setting out with a firm persuasion; the mountain farm - a stranger at the door. Mid ocean: at the cliff edge of life - from powerlessness to participation; a star for navigation - ambition, horizon and arrival; out of Ireland - a short sea crossing. Arrivals: the awkward way to the Swan Walks - from exhaustion to wholeheartedness; the fatal shore - arrival and authenticity. Perspectives: outlaw imaginings - when the real you wants out; a marriage with silence - escaping the prison of time and work; crossing the unknown sea - a voyage through the hours of the day. Pilgrimage: Keats and conversation - the new and newly youthful world of work.
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