A Wider Vision

03/04/2014

“The greatest thing a human being ever does in this world is to see something… To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one.” ~ John Ruskin

Higher VisionToday really look around at your world: your family, your home, your pets,
your co-workers, and the strangers on the street. Smile at everyone you meet because you can see them. Never forget that the gift of vision was so important that when God created the world, the first command was for Light in order to see, and after the Great Creator was finished with each day’s task, He glanced back on his handiwork and “saw that is was good.” We need to see how good it is, too. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

20 responses to A Wider Vision

  1. 

    Another wonderful post, filled with insight for all of us to ponder! Love you dear!

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    “The greatest thing a human being ever does in this world is to see something… To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one.” ~ John Ruskin
    WOW! I never heard this.

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    Beautiful!! Thank you for reminding me, I hope many people read this 🙂 I love this beautiful world so much! 🙂 And I love its inhabitants! Especially the children! 🙂 I will keep smiling always:-)

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      Thanks for your sweet words that feel like a hug, Line! Your love for this beautiful world shines from your smile and your lovely posts. You are a true blessing in the world. Thanks for always smiling! 🙂

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    Thanks for this: “what we see depends on what we look for…” Wow, explains everything, the process of perception. Is it a John Ruskin quote also?

  5. 

    Thank you Gina for this beautiful post. “We love by faith and not by sight” is sheer wisdom!

    In the Indian scriptures there is a saying in Hindi translated it means “What you see is not real what you don’t see is real”. That which is seen is the material world and is changeable but what we cannot see is unchangeable the real world (Inner-self). Our inner self is faith and awareness of the Universal energy

    It is the latter we need to seek 🙂

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      Such lovely truth here Dilip. That Hindi saying has such wisdom, and great peace is found as we seek the awareness and inner-sight of the Universal energy. Also I am reminded of Carl Jung’s saying, ‘Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakes.’ Thank you for your welcomed visit and such wise, thought provoking comments my friend. Namaste. Gina

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    I love walking. It calms me down when I’m frustrated, it clears my head, and spends nervous energy when I’m antsy. Lately, to help me stay in the moment and see what’s going on around me. I try to notice every person I pass when I’m out walking, determine their mood by their facial expression and I pray for them.
    Diana xo

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      How beautiful!! That practice is a blessing, both for you and all those you pass on your travels. I too need to walk, and while I rarely pass people, I look up and observe the patterns in the sky and branches (also carefully negotiating icy walkways!). I pay attention to the birds, and send blessings of thanks to the little Chickadees who cheer my day with their melodious calls. But your practice of sending a prayer to all whom you pass is truly a blessing to the world Diana. You are a blessing! Thank you. xo Gina

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    Yes, my elderly aunt who is 89 has very poor eyesight reminded me the other day as she tried to see through a hand held lens some photo’s I had taken to share.. The importance of eyes and Vision.. Again you remind your readers the many gifts we often take for granted.. Thank you Gina.. xox Sue

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      Thank you Sue! Your elderly aunt is indeed blessed to have you as her niece. Yes, those things we too often take for granted can be noticed, truly seen, and appreciated. This brings great depths of happiness. Love to you my friend! xox Gina