Among Friends May 2014

It is easy to say that as Quakers, we strive to listen and look for that of God in every person. But like any collection of humans, we sometimes fall short. Some of the saddest and most profound challenges in our lives arise from the complex and little‐understood relationship between mind, brain, and spirit. We hurt each other without meaning to hurt each other. We make assumptions about the other’s intentions that are far from the truth. Sometimes mental illness can straddle the thin veil between physical and metaphysical experience. Mystical states of mind and mystical experiences have often🔒

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Gabriel Ehri is executive director of Friends Journal.

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