Seeing with the body

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Seeing with the body

Seeing with the body. Recently our board member, Brian Graham, attended an art exhibit in Los Angeles, entitled, “Your body is a space that sees.” (https://liahalloran.com/your-body-is-a-space-that-sees). What a fascinating insight that corresponds to our new understanding of personhood informed by science. A famous prayer attributed to Saint Teresa of Avila states:

“Christ has no body now on earth but yours.Yours are the eyes with which He looks Compassion on this world, Yours are the feet with which He walks to do good, Yours are the hands, with which He blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,Yours are the eyes, you are His body.”

The body sees what the mind cannot see. How do we see with the body? Do we let our minds rest in our hearts and open our eyes to perceive the world?  To “see with the body” is to “touch,” “taste,” and “experience” all creatures, all elements, all that lives and breathes. We are to see what is not visible, the power of God shining through all reality.

Teilhard de Chardin wrote that “by virtue of Creation, and still more the Incarnation, nothing here below is profane for those who know how to see.” As we seek to deepen our power of sight, we have the opportunity to begin seeing the Christic Center – the power and life of God – in all reality. When we reach this reality of seeing the Christic Center in all materiality, a new light shines at the center of our vision and we have access to the cosmic reality that surrounds us.

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