Modern living can make us very unaccustomed to silence and stillness. Often people feel threatened by the thought of silence even for a short time. It can be hard to find either the time or the space to think.  Yet it is in silence that we find our deepest desires and where we can connect to God.  By learning to be comfortable in my own company, I can learn to be present when I am with others.  It is my belief that we need to listen carefully to our ourselves in order to discover what is most important to our own well-being and to the well-being of those around us.  I enjoy meeting with the individuals whose paths cross my own.

There is a piece of Quaker advice that I continually return to and which is central to the way I live.  It reads:

Take heed to the promptings of love and truth in your hearts.
Trust them as the leadings of God whose Light shows us our darkness
and brings us to new life.

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