David Whyte on the conversational nature of reality at the frontier of that which we call “me” and that which we call “not me”, where “self” and “the world” are entwined, in constant enfoldment and emergence with each other…
David Whyte speaks at TED2017 – The Future You, April 24-28, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED
“The youthful perspective on the future, the present perspective on the future and the future, mature perspective on the future — I’d like to try and bring all those three tenses together in one identity tonight.
The conversational nature of reality is the fact that whatever you desire of the world — whatever you desire of your partner in a marriage or a love relationship, whatever you desire of your children, whatever you desire of the people who work for you or with you, or your world — will not happen exactly as you would like it to happen.