What is wrong with this sentence?
Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
Martin Luther King, Jr
are the long lines all parallel ?
TERRIFIC 2'S TUESDAY/ SIGHT AND SEEING
The lamp of the body is the eye. If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light; but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be in darkness.
Today we are a people whose eyes are constantly bombarded with images from television, the Internet, billboards, and movies. Because we are subjected to so much visual clutter and temptation, we need to be doubly alert to the effect that these images have on our hearts.
A 2010 survey showed that on average, Americans spent 2.7 hours a day watching television, and a 2011 survey showed that Americans spent an average of thirty hours online a month. That’s a lot of time!
What do you see?
Many times these outside factors push against us, but we can get beyond them if we are willing. If we are willing we can bring our vision to new heights.
The next time you read a newspaper, open Facebook, watch the news, click on a tweet or ask for advice, try paying attention to what gets your attention.
It is probably either something novel, pleasureable or to do with your survival.
Once Upon a Time…
There was once a man who was being chased by a ferocious tiger across a field.
At the edge of the field there was a cliff.
In order to escape the jaws of the tiger, the man caught hold of a vine and swung himself over the edge of the cliff.
Dangling down, he saw, to his dismay, there were more tigers on the ground below him! And, furthermore, two little mice were gnawing on the vine to which he clung. He knew that at any moment he would fall to certain death.
That’s when he noticed a wild strawberry growing on the cliff wall. Clutching the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other and put it in his mouth.
He never before realized how sweet a strawberry could taste.
We only will ever see a fraction of what is actually available to us. Some see more and some see less.
That is my two for this Tuesday. We may have our sight, but really seeing is another thing all together.
Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday everyone.
'On Ya' -ma