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#4894 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Editor: Jerry Katz

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    #4894 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Editor: Jerry Katz The Nonduality Highlights http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights/ ... David Whyte Life at the
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      #4894 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Editor: Jerry Katz

      The Nonduality Highlights

      David Whyte
      Life at the Frontier: The Conversational Nature of Reality
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      If you don't want to watch the video, which is an excellent one, you might read this interview with him:


      Here is an excerpt:

      If you tend to the things that are most important to you first, you don’t actually need to spend much time. You can spend even just twenty minutes or half an hour, an hour as you get further into it, perhaps a couple of hours. The rest of the day, and all the other chores, including getting the curtains cleaned and cleaning out the refrigerator and getting the car to the garage to be worked on--all of those things actually can take on a kind of delight instead of something that is standing in the way of your real life.

      One of the things that we have to learn in life is “What is my core conversation?” Of course, that is one of the great pedagogical questions when you’re growing up through your teens and into your twenties and thirties. It is finding out, “What is my conversational frontier?” And the only way that you find it out is often by making a lot of mistakes and getting into relationships that aren’t good for you, getting into work that’s not good for you, or doing the work in a way that’s not good for you.

      But eventually, if you’re sincere, you start to get closer and closer to what is real in your life. But you’re also, while you’re doing that, gaining self-knowledge, otherwise there will be a place that you come to where you’re just too afraid of taking the next step. This is what delineates what you could say is the “serious practitioner or artist, the serious conversationalist” from those who are constantly, throughout their life, on the periphery and never able to step into the core. That core is where parts of you start to shrivel away, to disappear, shaved away, and you get this sense of a nucleus.

      This kernel or nucleus – this creative crucible – is not something that exists just by itself. So when you’re talking about this creative conversational core, it’s something that’s working with all of the phenomenology of life around you. It’s constantly looking, hearing, seeing, and creating this identity – this “frontier identity” where you’re partaking of both at the same time so what you think is you and what you think is not you.

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      Some good samplings of David Whyte's audio books at http://nonduality.com/bookstore.htm (enter David Whyte into the search box)
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