Being seen and heard is a precious experience. And every person needs and deserves to feel this way, at least at some time in their lives. It is part of what enables us to be fully human. Yet, we know this is not a universal experience. People do not feel seen and heard for many … Read more
We do not see ourselvesthe way that others see us,yet we are known. Known since before –before we knew, or evenasked the question: who am I? Known not in isolation,a number or location,but known in connection: who we are Indivisible, eternal and temporal,known in being, becauseto be known is to be loved.
Being seen can feel uncomfortable, especially if we sense the other has some kind of performance metric in mind. Do I measure up? And we stand with the anxiety that only part of us will be seen. Is that my good side you can see? Yesterday, my friend Richard Merrick reminded me of the beautiful … Read more
No one is invisible. It’s just that we don’t see them. We might see a label or a function and miss the person. Or our brain screens out what we might consider a distraction, unimportant or too challenging, because we can’t absorb everything. Yet the gift of being seen is enormous, far more significant than … Read more