A bit from the draft of my LSD book, which I’m working on now:
The study habits that had made me a good student at Stanford kicked in as I read about Quakerism, the Bible, and prayer. Actually, to my surprise, I was a more diligent student now that I was studying exactly what I wanted to. If a book or a subject didn’t grab me, I put it aside.
For example, I began reading a book called Dimensions of Prayer, written by a Quaker named Douglas Steere. He drew on Christians of all backgrounds. One thing I wrote down: Steere quoted William Temple, a former Archbishop of Canterbury as saying,
When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I do not, they don’t.
That quote became a touchstone for me.