Seeing

Seeing

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Light is God

Harvey Lloyd, USA

(Submitted by the author)

Our eyes do not see, any more than our computer thinks. Our eyes are marvelous tools for recording and transmitting photons of light to our brains in the form of electrical signals. Beginning at the retina, a series of computer-like programs analyze, censor, delete and send certain amounts of information to various parts of the brain. This is not widely understood. Most of us were raised and taught that we ‘see’ with our eyes.

The first step

Martin Luther King Jr., USA

(Submitted by Susan Kimball, USA)

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

The Task

Arthur Schopenhauer, Germany

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

The task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees.

Light instead of darkness

Socrates, Classical Greece

(Submitted by Cleo Georgiou, Greece)

In order that the mind should see light instead of darkness, so the entire soul must be turned away from this changing world, until its eye can learn to contemplate reality and that supreme splendor which we have called the good. Hence there may well be an art whose aim would be to effect this very thing.

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There are always flowers

Henri Matisse, France

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

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