This will sound rather strange but trust me with it. When I ask what eyes do you see with, I am wondering if you have ever tried to focus to where you can see things differently than you normally do? This is a test of perception on the world.
There are some that have a gift of seeing with the 3rd eye. These are the people that may not admit it but can see when things are both living and non-living. They could see ‘spirits’ or the ‘future’ or other things. Most people would say that they are not willing to admit that they can or they try to exploit the gift.
There are others that can through a different means. Some people say that meditation and the other Eastern based beliefs are going to take your soul to the Underworld. The thing is that using meditation, yoga and other forms of mental focus only strengthen your mind and can give you the chance to heal from the world outside.
If you remember in the books and the movies “Dune” you will remember that there is a poem that is used against fear. If you don’t remember it here it is for you:
LITANY AGAINST FEAR
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear – From Frank Herbert’s Dune Book Series
Now why is this important? When people look at things through eyes with fear in them it clouds the image. If they focus their minds they can see through the fear and see the facts and figure out the truth. The truth is what is so important to the world that we are in.
When you look at the world today, it seems that we are being fed a steady diet of fear. People who use meditation and relaxation methods can focus their minds and see things in a different eye. There are those that can multi-task wonderfully and those that can’t. Often those can have a harder time relaxing.
Have you ever found a video that is of waves crashing and the sounds of the ocean? try listening to it at night when you are having trouble sleeping, it will help you sleep. When you do that it is a form of focusing your mind instead of on work, it is on the sound of the waves.
This is the same thing when you do yoga or when you do anything that requires a focus of the mind.
Here is an experiment to try:
On a day off go on your porch or yard.
If you have grass, walk through it barefoot. Feel each blade, the texture, the moisture of it. When a thought of work comes in let it go over you and plant it in the grass with your next step. If you have flowers, look at them, see the texture, the pedals different colors, the shape of the pedals, the shape of the leaves and focus on it. let the world go in and out with each breath and you will feel calmer.