An Indigenous Meditation | From: ‘Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations’

Wagamese, Richard. 2016. Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations. Madeira Park: Douglas and McIntrye (2013), Ltd.

Passage on page 65:

Sometimes Creator blinks. Sometimes

She is not looking at me. Those instances can feel

really, really long some days, but what’s going on

Is that Creator is showing Her trust in me. She’s

letting me know that I have the tools to cope with

things, that I’ve learned enough in my walk with

Her to walk gracefully through those moments

when She blinks. And that’s when I should blink,

too. Close my eyes and breathe, feel the unceasing

current underneath everything, surrender to it,

then open my eyes again to possibility and walk

That’s how I learn to be graceful. Full of grace.

In the blink of an eye.