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I Have Learned Not to Trust My Eyes, for They Only Show Me What I Can See - J. Iron Word

I Have Learned Not to Trust My Eyes, for They Only Show Me What I Can See – J. Iron Word

The eye is an organ that detects light. It gives us the ability to see light perception, differentiation of colors, and allows for us to perceive depth.  Our perception is ignited by the connection of the eyes to the brain by the optic nerve. Anatomically speaking, it is a matter of fact and biology.

We see, a connection is made, we perceive. We judge. We judge based on how our eyes and brain connected what we saw. It is an interdependent relationship we do not notice as much as we should. It is a relationship, which has created our reality. What we see is what is real. What is real is how our brain has welcomed the signal sent through the optic nerve from our eyes.

But what if we challenge the connection? What if we understood what our eyes see is only a part of the equation, and that although 4+5=9, so does 6+3.

What if, instead of seeing a red rose and understanding it as such, we see life?

What if, instead of seeing our neighbor as a stranger, we see a version of ourselves we have the opportunity to acknowledge?

What if, instead of seeing a child, we see an explorer setting off to discover the world?

What if, instead of seeing a picture of planet Earth, we see our home?

What if, instead of seeing our flaws, we see everything that is perfect?

What if, instead of problems, we see opportunities to improve?

What if, instead of hate, we see where love is needed most?

These, “what ifs,” are all part of the reality our eyes see. It is the journey from our seeing to our mind where our opportunity lies to create another reality for ourselves.

I Have Learned Not to Trust My Eyes, for They Only Show Me What I Can See – J. Iron Word
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About Lily Daub

Lily Daub - I am a freelance writer and dedicate myself to being a student of life. I am passionate about learning, sharing, and being witness to other's learning and sharing. I believe in the collective spirit and improving this world through compassion and love. Besides contributing to The Seeds 4 Life, I also write on my personal page 10lewrites.wordpress.com

6 comments

  1. Very nice post. What we see through our eyes we interpret using our brain / mind. Depending upon state of our mind, two people may see the same thing but come out with different observation.

  2. Indeed! Beautiful and insightful sentiments, Lily! Thank you for sharing and speaking for many of us.

  3. Great post. A consideration, if eyes are like camera lenses then the world we see is upside down ( even though at an early age we were taught, well the brain once again rearranges it “magically” )

    I know when I’m walking sometimes, this occurs to me. All of a sudden I have to consider every step.

    “Looks” like this is going to be an inspiration for so future post of mine. Thanks

  4. Sweet and touching. Also very well written!
    Have a magic touch!

  5. Solid message

  6. Very inspiring. I am trying to become more aware of how my mind interprets the world around me and why it comes up with those perceptions.

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