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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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Gratitude and other wash’s to live a blessed life

Wonderful book. Many lessons to be learned. We would all do well to approach life with more calmness and gratitude, seeking what each moment can tell us.

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Pure, Authentic, Creative Magic

Hearing these words was an experience of TRUTH, connection, and pure contemplative joy of spirit 💜

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Wonderful!

A gem of a little book! I listen to it often- it serves as a form of meditation for me. And the narration is superb- as though the author himself were reading it.

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Beautifully Written

Such profound bits of wisdom. Full of gentle truths that enabled me reevaluate my life.

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Amazing 👏

I fell in love with this book when I read this part (N.B: copied from Goodreads quotes):

"Sometimes people just need to talk. They need to be heard. they need the validation of my time, my silence, my unspoken compassion. They don't need advice, sympathy or counselling. They need to hear the sound of their own voices speaking their own truths, articulating their own feelings, as those may be at a particular moment. Then, when they're finished, they simply need a nod of the head, a pat on the shoulder or a hug."

I felt very happy when I came across this, as many people haven't realised this amazing piece of advice. I myself felt like I found the missing piece of a puzzle; though always tried to use this method whenever someone was talking to me, but I had many doubts. This is a great self-help book, and I- who honestly doesn't have the knack to read such books, enjoyed a lot. Simply amazing!

And the narrator, Christian Baskous, did a good job. I liked his accent, which felt homley with the plot.

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Inspiring and Nurturing

I needed this, especially this year. Really, very beautiful. I enjoyed the candid way these stories and aphorisms are told, with heart and courage.

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Moving

This story resonated with me. I have found myself asking similar questions and in need of similar guidance.

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enlightening

the narrator's voice is perfect for this read. it's not a really long book but it is pretty thorough. it was very calming. I really enjoyed listening to this before bed on a few nights. it carried over into my days in a peaceful flow.

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Wonderful book!

This book is filled with nuggets of wisdom, and the narrator, Christian Baskous, was absolutely astounding - his voice was perfect for this book! I really enjoyed this book and intend to re-listen to it many times!

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Before there was religion there was relationship. I study the Bible and the teachings of the original ways to stay focused and grounded. Having this book available on audio and a paper copy helps me to learn and live in the ways of Creator God.