Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations by Richard WagameseEmbers: One Ojibway's Meditations by Richard Wagamese

Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations

byRichard Wagamese

Paperback | October 29, 2016

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"Life sometimes is hard. There are challenges. There are difficulties. There is pain. As a younger man I sought to avoid them and only ever caused myself more of the same. These days I choose to face life head on--and I have become a comet. I arc across the sky of my life and the harder times are the friction that lets the worn and tired bits drop away. It's a good way to travel; eventually I will wear away all resistance until all there is left of me is light. I can live towards that end."

--Richard Wagamese, Embers

In this carefully curated selection of everyday reflections, Richard Wagamese finds lessons in both the mundane and sublime as he muses on the universe, drawing inspiration from working in the bush--sawing and cutting and stacking wood for winter as well as the smudge ceremony to bring him closer to the Creator. Embers is perhaps Richard Wagamese's most personal volume to date. Honest, evocative and articulate, he explores the various manifestations of grief, joy, recovery, beauty, gratitude, physicality and spirituality--concepts many find hard to express. But for Wagamese, spirituality is multifaceted. Within these pages, readers will find hard-won and concrete wisdom on how to feel the joy in the everyday things. Wagamese does not seek to be a teacher or guru, but these observations made along his own journey to become, as he says, "a spiritual bad-ass," make inspiring reading.

Richard Wagamese (1955–2017), an Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario, was recognized as one of Canada's foremost First Nations authors and storytellers. His debut novel, Keeper 'n Me, came out in 1994 and won the Alberta Writers Guild's Best Novel Award. In 1991, he became the first Indigenous writer to w...
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Title:Embers: One Ojibway's MeditationsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:140 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.6 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:October 29, 2016Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1771621338

ISBN - 13:9781771621335

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from From one of our most gifted writers Richard Wagamese's book, "Embers" is pure meditative love.
Date published: 2019-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Calm and Wonderful Read Words can't describe how much I've learned from Richard's writings. It's beautifully written and put together well with wonderful images. Something to share with anyone open to learning and new ideas.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life-Coach in book format A beautiful and inspiring collection of wise words from a First Nations elder. Highly recommended to the spiritual, the ones looking for meaning, and those just hoping to live a better life.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So beautiful! The words in this book are poetically painted and so honest! The photography is gorgeous. I loved it! Great book for daily thoughts to ponder.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Savour each moment This book is meant to read slowly and enjoy each word and sentence. So much wisdom and so much about life.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you, Richard Wagamese This book is a beautiful treasure of photography, personal narrative, and wisdom. An enjoyable read and a reminder of the power of contemplative practice and traditional knowledge and ways of being.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful What a beautiful soul!! This Book is absolutely stunning - the words paired with the images is beautiful.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great great read - his recent death is a big loss for our country
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Enjoyed every moment of this book
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful A quiet, reflective read that will hope you to calm down, learn to enjoy silence and reevaluate your priorities.
Date published: 2017-03-14