David Whyte writes about “the conversational nature of reality” in his poems and speeches. In this TED Talk, he recounts how his niece’s pilgrimage in Spain inspired two of his poems. Reciting them as only Whyte can do, he gives a balm to your tired soul and reassures you that simply setting out on the journey of living is to be rewarded. His insight about human beings’ past, present and future will change how you look at your life’s path. We guarantee these two stirring poems will inspire chills, if not outright tears.