Consolations - The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words

Author(s): David Whyte; Maria Popova (Introduction by)

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In Consolations David Whyte unpacks aspects of being human that many of us spend our lives trying vainly to avoid - loss, heartbreak, vulnerability, fear - boldly reinterpreting them, fully embracing their complexity, never shying away from paradox in his relentless search for truth.Beginning with 'Alone' and closing with 'Work', each chapter in this life-affirming book is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling overwhelmed and the desire to run away from it all. Through this lens, procrastination may be a necessary ripening; hiding an act of freedom; and shyness something that accompanies the first stage of revelation.Consolations invites readers into a poetic and thoughtful consideration of words whose meaning and interpretation influence the paths we choose and the way we traverse them throughout our lives.

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  • : 9781786897633
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Books
  • : November 2019
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  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 422
  • : 192
  • : David Whyte; Maria Popova (Introduction by)