A group of groundbreaking eye surgeons discovered that physically restoring a person’s ability to see was not enough when it came to people being able to see again. They observed that something had to take place inside their brain, that they required a new mindset if they were to take hold of the possibilities that the surgery had given them.
Without an inner light, without a formative visual imagination, we are blind,” he explains. That “inner light”—the light of the mind—“must flow into and marry with the light of nature to bring forth a world.” (Zajoc, National Right to Life News, March 30, 1993, p. 22)
So I need to ask myself some hard questions at times about the sort of world that I see. Because, my world is all about relationships and the improvement of those relationships I firstly need to ask myself:
- What do people see in me that inspires their trust?
- How can I begin to see a better future for all those that I come into contact with?
- How can I ensure that I am not selective in those that I choose to see and the needs of those that I would often prefer to ignore?
That last question is probably the hardest to answer. It is too easy to close my mind off and not see those I am not naturally attune to. But a part of me reaching my potential is being able to see those people in a new way.