Do you see on autopilot? All of us do. Your sense of sight is essential for daily living, and who has the energy to notice every detail all the time?
But what if you were to re-experience the wonder of sight?
In so doing, you’ll discover an endless source of relaxation — even joy.
THE LAMP OF THE BODY
What you see has a great effect on your mood — not to mention your thought direction. The Bible calls your eye “the lamp of the body” (Luke 11:34). In other words, if you’re looking at dark deeds and thinking they’re light, beware! Your whole mind will be filled with darkness. Take care what you watch.
On the positive side, your sense of sight presents wonderful opportunities for happier living. Why, simply seeing certain colors can boost your mood! The science of color psychology is a real thing.
And visual awareness goes far beyond color.
Are you ready to see in a new way? Then let’s try a sight experiment!
A SIGHT EXPERIMENT
Perspective — in life and visual acuity — is all about re-framing things. You’ve seen something from a certain viewpoint, but now change the focus.
Try adjusting the way you see … for five minutes, as follows.
Begin to notice your surroundings (like a mountain meadow or a crackling campfire), and pay attention to the following details:
- textures (natural or man-made)
- transparency / opacity
- the play of shadows and light
- movement (subtle or speedy)
And, remember to breathe while doing this exercise! This will help deepen your concentration.
MINDFULNESS AND YOUR SENSE OF SIGHT
Any time you engage fully with one of your five senses you’ll feel the pleasant effects of grounding. Rooting firmly in the present moment helps dissolve mental and physical anxiety. Welcome to the simple practice of mindfulness.
Look forward to more blog posts under this menu tab, as I explore products that delight and stimulate your sense of sight.
YOUR LIST OF SIGHT ESSENTIALS:
1. Handmade COVID-19 masks that will put a smile back on your face.
2. An internationally acclaimed docudrama that shifts perspective and enhances visuals — by eliminating words.
3. A multitude of blendable colors, packaged in tiny chapstick tubes, take artistic expression to a new level.