Being seen


On being known

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.


Only being seen in part

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 …

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The gift of being seen

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 …

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