I’m sitting on my bed, interacting with a woman on the laptop screen a few feet away. “I could tell you to touch your nose to make your eyesight better”, I say, “and it would be up to you to try it out and see if it helps you, then keep doing it, or not.”
I wake up laughing. I’ve never given a vision lesson from my bed! Maybe this is about needing to be relaxed to see well. The touching of one’s nose might be to encourage the playful aspect of vision, or focus (if you’re way off you could poke yourself in the eye!), or close vision. In the past I have suggested to people with a strongly dominant eye they experiment with seeing both sides of their nose at the same time.
What interests me most about this little dream is my telling the student to rely on her own experience. Use me as a guide who’s been there, yes, but I’m not the expert on you, you are! If I suggest something that gives you a headache or causes pain, you need to stop doing it, or learn to do it differently.
I’ve met too many people who are looking for “the secret” to better vision, without changing any of their habits. They want the magic exercise or practice that will finally clear up their blurry sight. Clearer more relaxed vision is available to everyone. And you may have to change some habits you don’t think are related to seeing, like constantly rushing, or multi-tasking and always being distracted. The secrets to better vision are no secret. They’re right under your nose!
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