The art of asking others. The wisdom of listening. The courage to wait. Quakers have shed their light in this area. I've read and heard of Quaker discipline: When discerning.... gather a group to help you listen, and hear, and see. I've done that this past few months. Not the way Quakers have typically done their reflection and discernment. Mine has been by phone calls, texting, and Facebook messaging. Friends have shared what they hear in my life. Through their voices I have more deeply heard and seen and discerned. This is why I say... my friends have been a source of light.