“The universe does not give us what we want. It gives us how we feel in our body.”
I came across this video today, and that sentence struck me as describing what we get out of attempts to improve our vision. I’ll explain why. But here’s the whole video.
Now in my opinion he’s spot-on about everything in this video, but that sentence was what I wanted to share. You won’t see much improvement in your vision if you wish and wish and wish, or if you feed yourself instructions and hope that they become etched in your mind and you finally “get through” to yourself or whatever magical process you think is going to make it “click” and make you see better.
Your subconscious mind doesn’t take verbal instruction. Wrong language. Visualization and body language (or what you actually do) it understands. It doesn’t understand time. Everything is now.
This means you have to believe you can already see what you’re looking at. This sends a clear, unmistakable message. Because what does that mean as far as what you do? If you hold that belief, you don’t struggle, you stop straining your eyes, you aren’t frustrated, you don’t care about blur, and you look for the details that you believe are already available to you.
And what happens if it’s still blurry? First, stop being so pessimistic! Come on, you already know the answer. What’s the first thing you do with everything else in your life if it isn’t the way you want it? Ok, you might not even realize it. The first thing you do, and the most important, is you visualize what it is you want it to be! If you don’t see the details you want to see, just imagine you do. Visualize it in your mind’s eye, and look for confirmation that what you’re visualizing is there. Visualize another detail, and glance around for it. Repeat.
I wrote about visualizing further in some past blog post, but to save you (and me) the trouble of looking it up, the key to visualizing is the object you “see” is not in the visual field you see with your eyes, or at least it doesn’t start that way. And it’s not on the back of your eyelids, if you close your eyes. It’s in the same place where an image pops up (if even only for a flash) when I tell you to remember the place you grew up, or your favorite person. Maybe in the back of your head.
So keep using that, switching back and forth between visualizing and looking until you no longer have to separate the two actions so much and you can visualize without stopping looking, and you start becoming unsure as to whether you are imagining something or you really see it.
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