October 14 - 16, 2016
We think of courage as translated into public acts of bravery—confronting opposing forces or challenging circumstances. But the linguistic origin of the word is couer, meaning heart.
Courage is the measure of our heartfelt participation with life, others, community, and work. To be courageous is to seat our feelings deeply in the body and in the world, to live up to and into the unending vulnerabilities of the relationships and things we care deeply about. To be courageous is to stay close to the way we are made.
Explore the foundational elements of a courageous life with David Whyte. Through the revelations of poetry and the poetic tradition, David guides us to look into the bold, courageous, vulnerable, and occasionally painful steps we can take to bring our real identity out into the world; to be and do, to achieve, and, above all, to give.