Quakerism has been a source of inspiration for over 300 years. Combining spirituality with the practical life, its insights have a universal appeal that is particularly relevant to today's world. Quakers deeply value inner peace and tranquility and believe that there is "that of God" within us all. They also have a compassionate determination to alleviate suffering and a profound commitment to peace and non-violence. "Listening to the Light" shows us how to incorporate Quaker ideals and practices into our lives--to find our own Light-the Divine-within ourselves, to realize that the everyday is spiritual, to simplify our lives and care for the planet, to bring a sense of commitment and integrity to our actions, and to learn to listen.
Written by someone who declares himself 'a Buddhist and a Quaker', this is an examination of some of the Quaker practices which have been passed down over 300 years. The book looks at the area of 'practical mysticism', describing a belief system which begins with finding one's own divine light and encompasses simplicity, everyday spirituality and a listening approach. As well as considering Quaker history and applying it to contemporary life, the author lists 'Advices and Queries', guidelines which originate from a set of questions read out at meetings. For anyone seeking a modern approach to this often misunderstood tradition, this book provides a lucid and simply written starting point. (Kirkus UK)