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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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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.
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, 2006
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
Summary: 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.
Subject Headings: Social change
Topical Term: Black author
Social change
Local Subject Heading: Black author
LCCN: 2006013981
ISBN: 9781595581372
1595581375
Research Call Number: JFC 07-381
Sc C 07-4
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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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