Definitions: (1) coming forth naturally, blooming; (2) becoming visible, apparent, or known; (3) coming into being through evolution as something new or improved

Derivation: Latin, “to rise up or out”

• There’s no better feeling than having an idea and seeing it become reality, emerging in the physical world. — Boyan Slat (1994-) Dutch inventor
• Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees. — Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (1871–1922) French novelist & critic

Comment: Rising out of one’s own past often leaves a person with the feeling that what did happen was destined to happen, after all it all happened so naturally. But you can also imagine many very different outcomes if you had been in a different environment and made differing choices. You truly are the creator of your own subjective reality. The next trick is to see how you and your choices can be connected to objective reality. Which person will emerge?

Symbol: cocoon