Fixing Our Eyes

eyeballOver at HuffPo there is an interesting article with 20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Eyes

They include…

The best that a human eye has been recorded to see is around 20/10.
There’s a word for fear of eyes.
Eyes heal quickly.
It’s possible for your eyes to get sunburned.
It’s possible for your eyesight to get “better” with age.
Your eyeball is slightly smaller than a gumball.
The lens in your eye is about as big as an M&M candy.
Developing a cataract in your eye is kind of like developing a peanut in that “M&M.”
Having 20/20 vision isn’t the same thing as having “perfect” vision.
The length of your eye helps determine what kind of eyesight you have.
Your eyeballs get bigger as you grow up.

Reading this article I began to reflect upon other “truths” about eyes: they can be “windows to the soul,” “bigger than one’s stomach,” “pop out of one’s head,” “twinkle,” “located in the back of one’s head,” “cried out,” “roving” and “gleam.”

Our eyes can also be fixed… on money, reputation, power, fame, revenge, love, grace, kindness or (fill in the blank )__________.

“Let not your heart be prideful, your eyes fixed on raising yourself high. Do not occupy your mind with things always out of reach. Calm and quiet your soul, like a child lying on its mother’s breast. Be still and look to the One who is faithful.”

Where we fix our eyes, place our focus, determines our destination. Let’s make sure it’s where we need to go.

blessings, 
bdl

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Posted on December 20, 2013, in Mindfulness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Sage advice. Eyes fixed on oneself is extreme myopia; makes me attitudinally cross-eyed.

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  2. I can attest to the eyes getting better with age. When I recently renewed my driver’s license, it was found that I no longer needed the “restricted” option on my license. I was pleasantly surprised my eyes actually improved.

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  3. Fascinating facts about the eye,
    and I like the references to eyes in language that we use.

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