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Crossing the unknown sea : work as a pilgrimage of identity

Author: David Whyte
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author assesses the workplace in terms of opportunity for rediscovering, shaping, and nurturing our personal lives, as he applies the stages of a holy pilgrimage to the process of seeking one's identity through work.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Whyte
OCLC Number: 1029020952
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 257 pages)
Contents: I. Courage and conversation : setting out with a firm persuasion --
II. The Mountain farm : a stranger at the door --
III. At the cliff edge of life : from powerlessness to participation --
IV. A star for navigation : ambition, horizon and arrival --
V. Out of Ireland : a short sea crossing --
VI. The awkward way the swan walks : from exhaustion to wholeheartedness --
VII. The fatal shore : arrival and authenticity --
VIII. Outlaw imaginings : when the real you wants out --
IX. A Marriage with silence : escaping the prison of time and work --
X. Crossing the unknown sea : a voyage through the hours of the day. --
XI. Keats and conversation : the new and newly youthful world of work.
Responsibility: David Whyte.
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The author assesses the workplace in terms of opportunity for rediscovering, shaping, and nurturing our personal lives, as he applies the stages of a holy pilgrimage to the process of seeking one's identity through work.

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