What is Emerging?
One of the highlights at Assembly 2021 was the keynote address presented by Teresa Maya, who prefers to be called Teri. Using the theme of the Assembly, “Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart,” Teri took us on a deeper journey into our own hearts where we could begin to see differently. She recommended that we begin to notice how we are noticing. She did not say to notice what we are noticing, but how.
During these times of great uncertainty, Teri explained that a new way of seeing is required, a seeing with the heart, for only the heart can help broaden our vision. And how do we do that? Teri, as a true contemplative, simply answered, “Take time to ponder this!”
There is always greater insight when we can ponder these mysteries in quiet stillness without a time limit. We invite you to join us as we meditate on this gift of seeing with the heart. The following statements/questions gleaned from Teri’s talk may be helpful:
Notice how I am noticing. When I see with my bodily eyes only, I notice only the exterior and usually make a judgment about what I am seeing. What do I miss? If it passes through my heart do I not notice what is real and see differently, without judgment? With compassion and understanding and love? With awe and wonder and gratitude? Is this the way God sees? How do we help each other to see differently? How do we see together as a Community?
If you would like to share your ponderings with us, we would truly appreciate your wisdom. Thank you!