We are the ones we have been waiting for : inner light in a time of darkness : meditations /
by Walker, Alice.Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2006Description: xii, 257 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 1595581375 (hc); 9781595581372 (hc).Online resources: Table of contents only
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Epoka University Library
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Three fates -- Childhood -- 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.
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.