Quaker Quicks - In Search of Stillness: Using a Simple Meditation to Find Inner Peace (Paperback)
'Joanna gives us a very helpful and meaningful exploration of Quaker 'stillness' along with an assortment of exercises to take us along the meditative path. She also talks about the obstacles that can block the process. I found her quote - 'Explore who you really are rather than who you think you are' very helpful and she compares Quaker legendary writings on 'stillness'.' Isa Louise Levy, MA, Artist/Arts PsychotherapistHow can we find inner stillness in our lives today? What is it for and how can we use it? Inspired by the fiery writings of early Quakers, such as George Fox and Margaret Fell, this book calls on their advice to go within and wait, adapting it to create a modern, relatable method for finding stillness and peace. This meditation is for us to use however we most need it, whether to explore and heal the self and others or to help us be more effective in the wider world.
Joanna Godfrey Wood has been a Quaker all her life and she attended a Quaker school. She recently took the Equipping for Ministry course at the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, England, which gave her a chance to study the works of Margaret Fell. In her local Quaker meeting her particular ministry is facilitating study groups. She has also written Travelling in the Light: How Margaret Fell's Writings can Speak to Quakers Today. Joanna spent her working life as a book editor. Joanna lives in North London, UK.