‘A discerned decision doesn’t necessarily come immediately.’

Putting in a good word: Megan Corrigan on discernment

'Sifting, listening, openness, space, resting and trust all help me to use discernment in my everyday life.' | Photo: Brett Jordan / Unsplash.

Recently our Meeting held an away weekend, the theme of which was ‘A guided life’. I was asked to share my thoughts on discernment and personal decision-making. Outside of Quaker Business Meetings I hadn’t really thought a lot about the discernment process. But when I stopped and considered it I realised that, as part of living the Quaker way, I was using the Quaker approach to decision-making in my daily life – not always successfully but the intent was there.

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