Out of 7 billion people in this world, 39 million are considered completely visually impaired…blind. That means only 39 million people are excused from not seeing with their physical eyes, for obvious reasons. The rest of us, well. We have an obligation, if you will.
In the literal sense, vision is an undeniable reality which cannot be distorted or altered. What you see is what you get. In the metaphysical sense, we have complete control and power over what we see. And there are millions of factors that affect our free will to perceive what we want.
Our personal tests are affected fully by our storytelling abilities and the impact an event has on us as individuals. In other words, you might have been a witness to a fatal car accident–so now you are aware of the dangers of automobiles–therefore you always wear a seatbelt. If you’ve been a victim of theft, you will likely understand the importance of protecting your belongings carefully versus someone who has not had something stolen from them.
We all walk interesting walks. No two pairs of feet are alike in this world. The same can be said about eyes. I think there is nothing wrong with becoming a hostage to your vision. Literally and spiritually speaking. Our eyes are the most open, raw, unfiltered gatepath to our souls. They unveil our misery, doubt, excitement, and content–even when we don’t want them to. How others view us is a perfect reflection of what they’ve trained their own vision to focus on.
The only two things that can speak for our eyes are our words and actions. Together. There is a true dynamism within each of us that should not be wasted but rather spread, shared, and celebrated with others. Let your awareness of your eyes be a reaction for another pair of eyes to observe. And feel. And ultimately, understand. Communication is the one and only way our souls are able to have interaction. The importance of using your eyes as a tool of effectively doing so is key.
And now, I leave you with this quote from Stephen King’s The Gunslinger:
“I do not aim with my hand; he who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I aim with my eye.
I do not shoot with my hand; he who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I shoot with my mind.
I do not kill with my gun; he who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father.
I kill with my heart.”
what do you think?