Read Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations Online Free - "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.
|Title||:||Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations|
|Number of Pages||:||176 pages|
May 16, 2017
EMBERS: ONE OJIBWAY'S MEDITATIONS by Richard Wagamese has a beautiful cover and full page gorgeous coloured photos. The paperback book of 176 pages feels so smooth, lovely and elegant. Holding this beautiful book in my hands while reading gives me a peaceful serene feeling.
EMBERS is perhaps Rich...
March 07, 2017
Unlike most people who have written reviews about Embers, I dislike the photographs that were used in this book. To me, they are far too slick, and seem like stock photos that you would see on motivational posters and PowerPoint presentations. The writings and meditations are wonderful and origin...
February 08, 2017
What a gem! Speaking directly from his thoughts, experiences and culture, Richard Wagamese meditates on his life lessons - many of which were hard fought and won. Yearning to become a "spiritual bad-ass", he takes us along on his journey and shares the insight he has earned. Wagamese is eloquent...
September 15, 2017
This precious book nourishes the reader with the patience and openness to really savor the deep wisdom RW has distilled here from his years of trial and experience
January 01, 2018
Such a beautiful book. I read this shortly after the death of the author, so found myself grieving the loss of his life while celebrating this magnificent voice. I loved the wisdom of Old Woman and carry her with me during my day. "Hard things break. Soft things never do. Be like the grass. It ge...
May 23, 2017
A short book, beautifully written and illustrated. In it the writer guides one through peaceful moments of meditation, reflecting on life and nature. It is rich in feeling and meaning.
I like to share one of his thoughts:
"Thanks for the blessings that are already present in my life
I ask for nothi...
October 27, 2016
Spiritual musings from one of my favourite authors! How to live life, treat others, treat nature and treat "the Creator ". - whomever you decide that is.
All makes sense and all beautifully written. The book itself has lovely photographs to go with the just as lovely thoughts.
December 03, 2017
Just beautiful. Utterly beautiful. Quiet, reflective, profound. Even better than I anticipated. Wagamese remains my favorite Canadian author for precisely the magic he's able to create with words in this book.
January 19, 2018
New Year … New Books … New Reviews
… same ‘ol me so far though … but I’m working on it, slowly but surely!
Now on to the business at hand that I came here for.
I could/would never think myself accomplished enough or even begin to claim to be gifted enough to write a very deep or meaningful or even...
January 30, 2017
Richard Wagamese's morning meditations beautifully presented in combination with photographs from various sources, often revealing the wisdom of his years and culture and his becoming the man he is and wishes to be, and their meaning occasionally opaque to this reader's eyes. It might be better t...