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The Heart Aroused : Poetry and the…

The Heart Aroused : Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate… (edition 1996)

by David Whyte

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Title:The Heart Aroused : Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America
Authors:David Whyte
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The Heart Aroused : Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America by David Whyte



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My favorite part of this book was Whyte's selection of poetry and stories. As an anthology it is worth looking through.

Further, his commentary on corporate life and the depression of the soul is spot on. I wonder, however, if some corporations have taken his advice since 1995. There appears to be some organizations that allow people to bring the the corporately repressed parts of their lives into the workplace. Perhaps they have been listening.

If anything, this book nudges the corporate American to re-examine the world beyond themselves again. We must not always be creatures of structure. To live in that mode is soul crushing. The soul needs to be attuned to the world--to listen. Our (work) lives depend upon it. ( )
  cambernard90 | Apr 12, 2017 |
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The call for increased creativity in the workplace brings with it a concomitant challenge: how will the world of cool professionalism stand up to the inevitable heat and volatility that accompanies people's emotional and spiritual lives? It is problematic to assume, poet David Whyte explains, that you can ask people to create and also to behave. The Heart Aroused explores these and related issues in an inspiring, grounded, thought-provoking way, and is the best nonverse book by a poet since Robert Bly's Iron John. Interwoven with carefully selected poems to illustrate Whyte's points, The Heart Aroused is necessary reading for any professional who secretly harbors a poet's soul.

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