Meeting Unity

 

Meeting Unity

Gathering Silence
Settling Stillness
Becoming Calm
Increasing Awareness
Seeking At-oneness
Feeling Compassion
Realising Anger
Outpouring Love
Collective Action

© Terry Oakley

This poem/ reflection was published in The Friend, a Quaker weekly magazine. It expresses the process or liturgy of a Quaker meeting for worship. It can also be understood as the way we might achieve unity in community or even the world. There is a saying which goes something like this…”If only everyone could sit in silence with their neighbours peace would be gained.”