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Embers

One Ojibway's Meditations
Written by: Richard Wagamese
Narrated by: Christian Baskous
Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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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. From this audiobook, listeners 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 listening.

©2019 Richard Wagamese (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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Beautiful

Simple without being simplistic, sensation of being connected with the world in the most fundamental of ways, remembering the openness and wonder of childhood, but with the wisdom of an elder. The closest I've felt to regaining my innocence without being naive. A treasure, thank you.

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Powerful

Wonderful narration! This book is full of wisdom and comfort. I will listen to it again many times.

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amazing

listening to this book was a true meditation. the author is insightful and mesmerizing. highly recommended.

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Motivating

I enjoy listening to the narrator as I imagine Mr. Wagamese write these lines of motivation and encouragement. I'll definitely reread this.

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insightful. nice light Reading.

I enjoyed how he was able to reference and revisit his culture without depending on it to make his point. it was respectful of all cultures while incorporating his own into it. I liked that.

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great book that inspire spirituality must read gl

loved it great book that inspire spirituality and overall being human and how we all are connected

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Embers

This book would cause you to question yourself as to whether you are living an authentic life. Listen to the book or read it, you won’t regret it.

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Regretfully invested time in this "Daily Deal"

I took a chance on this title based on having appreciated this author's 2012 book, Indian Horse, and considering an overwhelming proportion of glowing reviews. This is not the first time I bit on a daily deal, and it is not the first time I have regretted doing so. I will return the book if I renew my Audible membership in the next few months. Fortunately it was a short read/listen, but I would have rather spent that 1.5 hours listening to something with more meat and specific advice.

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Amazing

This book was very enlightening and I loved it!!
I loved the answers from “ Old Woman”. It was beautiful.

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Awwd

Beautiful words, inspired teaching and a truly awesome read, or listen. Give yourself this present of Mr. Wagamese's words.