Looking at the world through the eyes of the heart is the way for me to experience and grow closer to God.
The soul sees the world through the eyes of God…through the heart, through passion, through pain, through joy and love. But my mind, well, my mind is like a dam to the flow of my soul, blocking up the inward and outward flow towards God, life, and you.
Looking at the world through the eyes of my mind makes for good “I” sight – I see only what I want to see as I want to see it and in that myopia I lose opportunities to see and share God.
When I look at the world through the eyes of my soul that makes for good eyesight – I see the wonder of God and God’s creation, alive and thriving within me and within you, and all around me. When I am looking at the world through the soul, I see creation as the wonder and miracle it truly is. With proper eyesight, I sense God in the crackling hum coming from the fireplace as well as in in the unison of the Serenity Prayer around the circle.
“I” sight leads to shortsightedness. Eyesight leads to thoughtfulness.
It is by letting go of my ego that I lose my “I” sight and allow God to heal my eyesight, and grow deeper into the knowledge that there but for the grace of God go I.