"As I try to follow the Spirit in my daily life, it is becoming harder for me to compartmentalize parts of myself. I no longer feel that my work self is so different from the way I am at home or at meeting. In a recent conversation with a friend, I defined integrity as knowing who you are and bringing your full self to every situation. I fall short of this often, but I am trying to be more fully myself and I admire those I see around me who are trying to live with integrity.
When I travel to Friends churches and meetings, sometimes the Religious Society of Friends seems very compartmentalized. Talks about different kinds of worship can quickly become debates over who the "real Quakers" are. Some worship in silence, some with singing, some with spoken prayer, and some through listening to a prepared message. But everywhere I go, I meet Friends who have a living relationship with the Spirit and are waiting to hear the voice of God in worship."
~ Ashley Wilcox
Artist Matsubara Naoko http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsubara_Naoko