What do you See?
ANAÏS NIN, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are”
As I child I didn't know I had vision problems (my vision was "normal" to me), I had no depth perception and believe it made some of my other senses stronger, particularly touch and my "sixth" sense of intuition. My guess is that as a young one I fumbled around with confusion when I could not see the material world (in 3-D) which I believe drove me to my kinesthetic learning and my "sixth" sense or sometimes in yoga referred to as the "third eye" Ajna
The "way of the third eye" is seeing everything as it is from a point of "witness" or "observer", or from simply being mindful - moment by moment.
It means examining self-limiting ideas and developing wisdom that comes from a perspective that transcends the duality of good or bad, black or white. It means seeing and helping others to see the deeper meanings of the situations in their lives.
Sixth chakra is holistic in nature. When this chakra is fully activated, both hemispheres of the brain function in harmony. The right hemisphere's creativity and synthetic thinking is integrated and balanced with left hemisphere's logical and analytical thinking.
The Third Eye is not only the seat of wisdom, but also a seat of conscience. This is where you not only see what is going on, but you also know what it means. This is where your sense of justice and your ethics originate.
When your third eye is open, you not only see but you also understand.
I remember noticing my sensitivity to touch especially to the softness of velvet. It was almost "too much", too stimulating to my fingertips. It's strange and I can't explain it but it was a fact.
While we all sat around a table to eat I was told that I would see a Christmas tree in the curtains that were pulled back from each side. I kept pointing to the tree but they could not see it. It took a little while but they would eventually realize I will seeing in a different way due to my physical "handicap".
Due to this symbolic "Seeing", I find that I sometimes don't see the details in the material world.
more to come on this topic :)