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Ted's vision blog
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So I have had some success with just sitting up straight and looking at my test card from about 15 feet away. And not trying to do anything. Not trying to blink more frequently, not trying to shift more frequently. Just being there. If my eyes aren't moving, I just stay aware of what's going on, and if i feel any tension. If they are moving, I try and make sure I'm not putting any extra tension in them or forcing the movement. I also try and make sure I'm not forcing a blink. And the blinks still happen. I find it very comforting that I've realized I can blink without me having to consciously do it every time. My body isn't COMPLETELY rigid and over-controlled at least.

Now it takes a bit of courage to let yourself stare and not blink. Because I continually read over and over again to blink often and consciously shift. Why then am I experiencing some letters on the chart clearing up and some relaxation in my entire body? Hard to say, but I think I am finding/sensing the unconscious occurrence of a natural shift and blink. It is somewhere between forcing a shift/blink and stopping a shift/blink from naturally occurring. Now, I don't know about everyone else, but I feel like I have both problems occurring all the time. So I think one of my keys is going to be developing a moment to moment awareness and sensitivity to these strains, and learning the right thing to do to instead. The driving fear here is that if you learn to let go and in the end improve your vision, you will become more lazy, less productive, less motivated etc. Although I doubt that will happen, I'm willing to pay that price to be happier and less anxious as a person. I feel like if I stay in this situation for an hour or two I could really get somewhere.

On a different note, has any ever seen those "Magic Eye" books where you have to merge these messy pictures into one, 3D-like image by crossing your eyes, or by focusing to the distance while still looking at the book? I feel as though this is a similar situation as when I am looking into the distance at a light pole for instance. It's a double image most likely, but occasionally it'll just pop into a single image. Is this something you all have experienced when it comes to double images clearing up?


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This is some stuff I wrote a couple days ago that I never posted.

Quote:When palming - remember, imagine a happy scene, objects, people in motion, color, clear like a real life movie in the mind.
-Bates Magazine, Jan. 1920

I think this vivid, realistic, detailed type of imagination is important. I have recently been having some nice feelings and outcomes from visualizing and imagining my interactions with people, or visualizing how I want my day to go. It really does help. And there's not really any mysticism behind it. It just kinda gets you thinking more about what you want, as David says. And thinking more and progressing towards your desired goals, or path.

I'll just post the whole passage, it's a good read, with many reminders. It seems like these really simple things that Bates says to do, he just reiterates because people just have a hard time grasping how simple it is and because they want those surefire, quick ways to improvement. It's good to be reminded of the little things, and keep in mind that some little things add up to great amounts over time.

Quote:January, 1920

THE PALMING CURE

One of the most efficacious methods of relieving eyestrain, and hence of improving the sight, is palming. By this is meant the covering of the closed eyes with the palms of the hands in such a way as to exclude all the light, while avoiding pressure upon the eyeballs. In this way most patients are able to secure some degree of relaxation in a few minutes, and when they open their eyes find their vision temporarily improved.
When relaxation is complete the patient sees, when palming, a black so deep that it is impossible to remember or imagine anything blacker, and such relaxation is always followed by a complete and permanent cure of all errors of refraction (nearsight, farsight, astigmatism and even old sight), as well as by the relief or cure of many other abnormal conditions. In rare cases patients become able to see a perfect black very quickly, even in five, ten or fifteen minutes; but usually this cannot be done without considerable practice, and some never become able to do it until they have been cured by other means. When the patient becomes able after a few trials to see an approximate black, it is worth while to continue with the method; otherwise something else should be tried.
Most patients are helped by the memory of some color, preferably black, and as it is impossible to remember an unchanging object for more than a few seconds, they usually find it necessary to shift consciously from one mental picture to another, or from one part of such a picture to another. In some cases, however, the shifting may be done unconsciously, and the black object may appear to be remembered all alike continuously.
When palming - remember, imagine a happy scene, objects, people in motion, color, clear like a real life movie in the mind.
Shift on objects in the imagination and remember, imagine they are clear. Relax; dynamic and deep relaxation.
Famous scientists, artists, and others use this method when awake and before they drift off to sleep, working with the conscious and subconscious mind to visualize, work on a goal; art, science creation, invention, formula, health improvement, new home, job, business…
(Shift part to part on the flower on the right. Shift on the green dots: top and bottom, left and right, middle and in any direction.)


-While it can be a bit more tiring, I feel like palming while standing is when I can get the best results. While standing, I will also sway, shift my weight from left foot to right, or maybe play some music and dance to it. I think anything that keeps an easy movement has been fairly beneficial to me. Also, I think it helps to image the world moving while you do this, and imagine it realistically. All this motion, I think, helps break up the stagnation, or stare.

-I'm thinking this moving, or rocking gently of the body is a help if your eyes aren't moving easily and naturally. However, if your eyes are moving easily and continuously, then you don't necessarily need to keep moving your body, or swaying. Because I see people with normal vision that seem to be not moving, but there eye's must be moving at least. So maybe it is that SOMETHING must keep flowing/changing/shifting/swaying. If it's not the eyes, then let it be something else that promotes this movement. Something simple like while brushing my teeth, I'll just shift my weight, from foot to foot as if dancing. It's just a gentle thing, but it eases a little tension it seems like.
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Ted's vision blog - by ted - 11-06-2012, 02:31 AM
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