Emergence is a process, not an object. New capacities and openings occur in relationship, not in isolation. We strengthen our hearts and our core, and we cultivate tenacity and resilience to allow, to let be, and to let go.
A new Boston University study led by postdoctoral fellow Natalie Emmons and published in the January 16, 2014 online edition of Child Development sheds light on these profound questions by examining children’s ideas about “prelife,” the time before conception.
Groups need elders: people who put the needs of the group
first and help keep its balance. Not every old person is wise. Some "elders" may
be young, yet blessed with wisdom. We may become elders and gain social power in
many constructive ways.