WEST BRATTLEBORO -- Michael Wajda from Friends General Conference and his wife, Alison Levie, will lead a discussion after Meeting for Worship on "The Value of Listening in Worship and in Life" on Sunday, Aug. 18. Listening is central to Quaker spirituality. There is a deep down listening in silence that changes us over time. To quote an old Quaker classic, "A Guide to True Peace," In the depths of our being we shall find an inner sanctuary where there is true peace, where all desire for selfish exercise of power is overcome by unselfish love, where the Divine Presence is known by a direct immediate glance of the soul. In short, we become less focused on "having the answers" and more open to discovering life as a journey. Wajda and Levie, both longtime traveling Quaker workshop leaders and speakers, will help those attending to explore the role of listening in our lives, regardless of the faith community, if any, to which we belong.
West Brattleboro Quaker Worship Group meets at the Jewish Community Center, 151 Greenleaf St., in West Brattleboro. Directions available at www.quakerfinder.org. Meeting for Worship is at 10 a.m. Discussion begins at 11:15 a.m.