“Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.” -Grace Coddington
Keep this in mind whenever you wonder about the importance of what you see with your eyes.
If you are able to open your eyes and watch what is around you, you will notice that there is a lot to take it, but before we go further into how our what you can see can inspire you, let’s answer a few questions.
What are your eyes?
Merriam-Webster defines your eyes as:
The part of the body that you see with.
An ability to understand and appreciate something seen.
Part of the body used to describe the way something looks to you.
Your eyes are truly one of the most complex, yet important parts of the body. Consider this for size about your eyes on average:
- Takes 300 to 400 milliseconds for a single blink.
- Can blink between 10-20 times in a minute.
- Can present images to where the brain needs as little as 13 milliseconds to process them.
In other words, your eyes can help your mind see, understand, appreciate, and describe things visibly quick in ways that the other senses cannot.
What is the problem with what you are seeing, if you are seeing?
It is easy to blame it on physical eye sight, but even with limited eye vision, you can see something. Using the definition, here are a few issues you may have:
- Your eyes are not open. If something is going on around you, and your eyes are not open for that moment, you miss out on the opportunity to process the image of that moment. For all you know, that moment could have changed your life for the better.
- Instead of understanding and appreciating, you misinterpret and complain. You may not like what your eyes are telling you, so you rush to judgement and find issue with the moment. Doing so can cause you to miss out on the true meaning of what you are seeing.
What is important here is that with your eyes, you can miss out on a lot when you decide to close them, misinterpret what you see, or complain about the image.
How can you change what your eyes see?
The answer lies in our main quote and this quote below:
You may not be able to change the image you see, but you can change how you interpret the image through your mind. Instead of finding the issues and complaining, see the possibilities and love what you see. Here is how you can do this:
- Program your mind. If you program your mind to see the possibilities first, you build optimism in any situation regardless of the situation. It will take some time and practice, but it will ultimately pay off.
- Keep your eyes open. Besides your required sleep and occasional blinking, keep your eyes open to what is around you. When your eyes are open, you will have a greater chance to see something that can inspire and motivate you.
If you can do these two things, you will have the positive attitude necessary to love and appreciate what you see over time. If people can see that you can find the possibilities and inspiration, it will inspire them to do the same.
I encourage you to take today to open your eyes, find the possibilities, and gain the inspiration that you need. You can find this in anyone and anything as long as your mind is programmed and your eyes are open. How you find it is totally up to you, but as long as you find it, it can be the deciding factor in you having a great day! Let’s remember that inspiration and possibilities are in front of you for your eyes to see, but you must have the right mindset and open your eyes in time to avoid missing out on someone or something that can change your life!
I have a few questions to ask you, and I would love for you give some thought to them. Feel free to answer and comment below.
If your eyes were opened, here are my questions:
- What was the most important moment you opened your eyes to?
- Did you find the beauty and possibilities or did you find flaws and problems?
- How did that moment change your life?
If your eyes were closed, here are my questions:
- What important moment did you miss out on due to your eyes being closed?
- Why were they closed to the moment?
- How did you missing that moment change your life, if it did?
Your answers can help someone else or yourself answer one important question, by which I would love to know the answer to after you are done with today:
- What beauty and inspiration did your eyes see today?
-Michael J. Fite