Gather the participants and tell participants that they will be practicing discernment. You may want to ground this work in the QuakerSpeak video, The Quaker Practice of Discernment.
Invite participants to take a silent walk around the Meetinghouse and choose a rock. Don’t give them any more directions about what they are choosing or why.
After everyone has regathered ask people to show their rock and ask: How were you able to find just the right rock when there were so many to choose from? What made you decide to pick your rock? What were you looking for? Does anyone keep a collection (dolls, stamps?) If there are people in the group who collect the same things – are your collections the same?
Ask. “What did you learn about discernment from this exercise?”