Welcome to contributor Greg Richardson who has some great thoughts on seeing clearly.
Seeing clearly can be a challenge for me. I have been nearsighted for as long as I can remember. I got my first pair of eyeglasses when I was in third grade, because I could not see the board in school.
I cannot read anything that is my arm’s length away without their help.
My glasses allow me to see things clearly and distinctly that would otherwise be lost to me. I cannot really appreciate beautiful photographs or painting, or beautiful faces, without them. I cannot drive without them.
The night sky is lost to me without my glasses, as are the views of the landscape here in California; the mountains, the desert, and the ocean. I tried surfing for the first time last year, and not seeing was a serious challenge.
I would not be able to enjoy the lights of cities, architecture, or the wonders of high resolution and high definition.
Without the help and correction of my glasses, I would need to draw more things much more close to appreciate how they look. I would miss a lot.
Now, I have read that what is essential is invisible to the eye. Many of the things that are most important for me to see do not depend on my eyesight.
When I stop and look closely, I can see the love that surrounds our everyday lives. I can see the concerns of other people by listening to their voices. When I take the time, I can see the deepest truths of who I am when I look within myself.
The seeing I do without my glasses often helps me see more clearly with my glasses.
What helps you see clearly? How will you help yourself see more clearly today?