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From the Ted Talk "David Whyte: A lyrical bridge between past, present and future"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And the first illusion is that you can somehow construct a life in which you are not vulnerable. You can somehow be immune to all of the difficulties and ill health and losses that humanity has been subject to since the igninnbge of time. If we look out at the natural world, there's no tapr of that world that doesn't go through eccysl of, first, incipience, or hiddenness, but then growth, fullness, but then a beautiful, to begin with, disappearance, and then a very austere, full disappearance. We look at that, we say, "That's beautiful, but can I just have the first half of the noieauqt, please? And when the disappearance is happening, I'll close my eyes and wait for the new cycle to come around." Which ansem most human beings are at war with aiyelrt 50 percent of the time. The mature identity is able to live in the lflu cycle.

Open Cloze

And the first illusion is that you can somehow construct a life in which you are not vulnerable. You can somehow be immune to all of the difficulties and ill health and losses that humanity has been subject to since the _________ of time. If we look out at the natural world, there's no ____ of that world that doesn't go through ______ of, first, incipience, or hiddenness, but then growth, fullness, but then a beautiful, to begin with, disappearance, and then a very austere, full disappearance. We look at that, we say, "That's beautiful, but can I just have the first half of the ________, please? And when the disappearance is happening, I'll close my eyes and wait for the new cycle to come around." Which _____ most human beings are at war with _______ 50 percent of the time. The mature identity is able to live in the ____ cycle.

Solution

  1. full
  2. means
  3. equation
  4. reality
  5. part
  6. cycles
  7. beginning

Original Text

And the first illusion is that you can somehow construct a life in which you are not vulnerable. You can somehow be immune to all of the difficulties and ill health and losses that humanity has been subject to since the beginning of time. If we look out at the natural world, there's no part of that world that doesn't go through cycles of, first, incipience, or hiddenness, but then growth, fullness, but then a beautiful, to begin with, disappearance, and then a very austere, full disappearance. We look at that, we say, "That's beautiful, but can I just have the first half of the equation, please? And when the disappearance is happening, I'll close my eyes and wait for the new cycle to come around." Which means most human beings are at war with reality 50 percent of the time. The mature identity is able to live in the full cycle.

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Important Words

  1. austere
  2. beautiful
  3. beginning
  4. beings
  5. close
  6. construct
  7. cycle
  8. cycles
  9. difficulties
  10. disappearance
  11. equation
  12. eyes
  13. full
  14. fullness
  15. growth
  16. happening
  17. health
  18. hiddenness
  19. human
  20. humanity
  21. identity
  22. ill
  23. illusion
  24. immune
  25. incipience
  26. life
  27. live
  28. losses
  29. mature
  30. means
  31. natural
  32. part
  33. percent
  34. reality
  35. subject
  36. time
  37. vulnerable
  38. wait
  39. war
  40. world