An interview with ILIA DELIO
In this month’s interview Brie Stoner asks Ilia Delio for her thoughts on the transformative potential of love as we navigate through challenging times and the increasing complexity of a technology-based information culture. In the context of the divisive election results in the US, Ilia underscores the importance of rooting our responses in the depths of an inward, contemplative consciousness. She reminds us that only through the breaking down of the established order can something new arise, and that reaching out to others, staying connected, and remaining hopeful is essential as we face toward the future.
“I think this is something we can all practice: in a techno-saturated age every available moment we have to love another person, to say hello, to see their good, to attend to them… just to recognize them, is the beginning of a relational world.”
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Ilia Delio, OSF is the inspiration behind the Omega Center website. Please see our page dedicated to sharing Ilia’s background and expansive volume of work HERE.
Brie Stoner is a musician, writer, student and 2015 graduate of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Brie currently serves as the content coordinator for The Omega Center and as a research assistant to Cynthia Bourgeault. She is enrolled in the Chicago Theological Seminary’s graduate program, and hopes to earn her M.A. continuing her studies on Teilhard de Chardin, whose work she regularly writes about on her own blog Becoming Ultra Human.
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