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We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting for

Inner Light in A Time of Darkness : Meditations
Walker, Alice, 1944- (Book - 2006)
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Baker & Taylor
A book of spiritual ruminations with a progressive political edge, from the Pulitzer Prize-winner who has devoted her life to befriending the earth. Walker has long been a force for sanity in a chaotic world. Here she draws on her deep spiritual grounding, her political conviction and experience, and her literary gifts to offer a series of meditations filled with wisdom, hope, encouragement, and, at times, serenity to a world in need of all these things. "Happiness ... comes from the simple belief that what one is feeling and doing is right. That it is right to protect rather than terrorize others; right to feed people rather than withhold food (and medicine); right to want the freedom and joyful existence of all human kind... A deep knowing that we are the earth--our separation from Earth perhaps our greatest illusion--and that we stand, with gratitude and love, by our planetary Self."--From publisher description.

Perseus Publishing
A New York Times bestseller in hardcover, Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker’s We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For was called ?stunningly insightful” and ?a book that will inspire hope” by Publishers Weekly.

Drawing equally on Walker’s spiritual grounding and her progressive political convictions, each chapter concludes with a recommended meditation to teach us patience, compassion, and forgiveness. We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For takes on some of the greatest challenges of our times and in it Walker encourages readers to take faith in the fact that, despite the daunting predicaments we find ourselves in, we are uniquely prepared to create positive change.

The hardcover edition of We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For included a national tour that saw standing-room?only crowds and standing ovations. Walker’s clear vision and calm meditative voice—truly "a light in darkness"—has struck a deep chord among a large and devoted readership.


Norton Pub
A beautifully packaged book of spiritual ruminations with a progressive political edge, from the incomparable Pulitzer Prize-winnera woman who has devoted her life to befriending the earth.

From the Introduction: "In fact, the happiness that imbues this kind of (impersonal) friendship, whether for an individual or a country, or an act, is like an inner light, a compass we might steer by as we set out across the lengthening darkness. It comes from the simple belief that what one is feeling and doing is right. That it is right to protect rather than terrorize others; right to feed people rather than withhold food (and medicine); right to want the freedom and joyful existence of all human kind. Right to want this freedom and joy for all creatures that exist already, or that might come into existence. Existence, we are now learning, is not finished! It is a happiness that comes from honoring the peace or the possibility of peace that lives within one's own heart. A deep knowing that we are the earthour separation from Earth perhaps our greatest illusionand that we stand, with gratitude and love, by our planetary Self.

Author of the perennially bestselling novel The Color Purple, Alice Walker has long been a force for sanity in a chaotic world. In We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For she draws on her deep spiritual grounding, her political conviction and experience, and her literary gifts to offer a series of meditations filled with wisdom, hope, encouragement, and, at times, serenity to a world in need of all these things. The perfect gift for Alice Walker fans and anyone who longs for peace, on earth and within, this lovely volume will be embraced for its wise insights and mature compassion.

Baker
& Taylor

In a collection of spiritual and political reflections, the author offers a voice of serenity, clarity, and insight as she shares her thoughts on freedom, environmental awareness, compassion, and peace, both within oneself and for the world in general.
In a collection of spiritual and political reflections, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple offers a voice of serenity, clarity, and insight in an all too chaotic modern world as she shares her thoughts on freedom, environmental awareness, compassion, and peace, both within oneself and for the world in general.

Authors: Walker, Alice, 1944-
Statement of Responsibility: Alice Walker
Title: We are the ones we have been waiting for
inner light in a time of darkness : meditations
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, c2006
Characteristics: xii, 257 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Three fates
Childhood
Poem: They helped their own
When life descends into the pit
All praises to the pause
Crimes against dog
This was not an area of large plantations
I call that man religious
Now that you are with me like my people and the dignity of the world
Metta to Muriel and other marvels
How it feels to know someone died for you
The glimpse of life beyond the words
Sent by earth: a message from the grandmother spirit
Orchids
To be led by happiness
LCCN: 2006013981
ISBN: 1595581375
Branch Call Number: 818 Walker
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This book is inspirational. I find myself thinking of how to incorporate Alice Walker's words in my life. I'd recommend it to anyone who isn't afraid of sensitive material being addressed in order to build confidence in knowledge.

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