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We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For

Inner Light in a Time of Darkness
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
New Press
 | 
November, 2007
ISBN:
9781595582164
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Author of the bestselling novel The Color Purple, Alice Walker has long been a force for heart and 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 on the universal struggles for wisdom, justice, and peace.

This is a book that contemplates, on a deep, often intimate level, the spiritual trials and practical requirements of this quite alarming period we are living in.

 Filled with wisdom, hope, encouragement, and, at times, serenity to a world in need of all these things, these talks and reflections will feed anyone who longs for peace, on Earth and within.

We have wanted all our lives to know that Earth, who has somehow obtained human beings as her custodians, was also capable of creating humans who could minister to her needs, and the needs of her creation. We are the ones.

This lovely volume resonates with wise insights and mature compassion.

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 earth—our separation from Earth perhaps our greatest illusion—and that we stand, with gratitude and love, by our planetary Self.

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