We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Light In A Time of Darkness Paperback – 12 Apr 2007
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'A compelling collection of talks, essays, poems and prose, this is a personal and inspiring exploration of the power of individuals and communities.' (4 stars) (Charlotte Noirthedge Think Tank)
A timely, meditative book reasserting the power of the individual, from the author of THE COLOR PURPLE.See all Product description
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There has not been a chapter in this book that hasn't brought tears to my eyes. At a time when my heart was bruised and battered, my very soul hurting, instead of shutting down, I attempted to open up my heart to the universe and feel the full emotional spectrum of humanity and through this book I have found healing. I still do not know where the road will lead, but I now know it goes on even after storms of change. Walker's experience and wisdom about love, nature, pain, sorrow, loss and confusion have helped me realize that no one else will walk my path for me and that I must learn to brave the storm even when the pain is almost unbearable. I've learned that even the smallest ray of sunshine is a blessing and when there is none, WE must be the beacons in the darkness. We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For took me from a place of dependence on my situation and taught me that we are the masters of our own souls and no one can take that from us unless we let them. Because of this book I have gained much of my power back and no longer feel helpless or a slave to my situation. Nothing has changed, I'm still single, I still have a low-paying job and I still live with my family, but my perspective has changed and the darkness doesn't feel as deep. In fact I recently learned my ex has a new boyfriend and while before that would have shattered me and torn me apart, now I feel almost nothing about it. I cried over her for months the first time we broke up but back then I didn't have the wisdom of Ms. Walker to help me through it. It's so strange how finding the right book at the right time can speed up healing. Alice, thank you for this collection that has helped me gain some strength back after a tumultuous time in my life. Below are two poems from the book that brought tears to my eyes and helped me see the bigger picture in my own life. If you are hurting for feeling like something is lacking or missing or if you just feel like your situation has taken too long to change, this is the book for you. Peace and Blessings.
And the grass
Love is not concerned
With whom you pray
Or where you slept
The night you ran away
Love is concerned
That the beating of your heart
The beating of your heart
Her words really make you stop and THINK, then you read them again and go WOW. I got
a note book to write things down in that I don't want to forget, or maybe want to read again.
I really liked this book and recommend it, if you are looking for life answers.
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