Writing is my passion. I have an undying thirst and quest in the field of writing. Some eat, drink or use drugs when stressed; I write.
The eyes are useless when the mind is blind, is this true to the say?
The eyes are useless when the mind is blind. The question up for discussion, if the saying is true to the spoken word? In my opinion, this is a phrase that is so true to the adage. We all are human, and from being mortal, it means seeing the world through our own, continually shifting lens.
What I am implementing, even if you can see, but you refuse to accept the reality of what the eyes are viewing, you are unseeing to the truth and you might as well be blind.
I share my views to support the eyes are useless when the mind is blind in a fictional tale on how a woman takes a walk to clear her troubled mind. She did not take a mindful walk so; she ends up wondering to find her way back home. From her journey, she learned the benefit of mindfulness and how you can have something before you, but it is useless if you put forth no effort to use it.
Some years ago, I decided to take a walk, hoping that it would ease my troubled mind. I was so full of thoughts that I allow myself to just walk without paying attention to my direction.
As I continue to walk, I came to realize, I was wandering down a long, broad road, passing many big fields filled with shade trees. And the ground is marshy, the leaves have turned brown with no one passing or near me as I search desperately to find a big destination called home.
From where I stood, I could see the huge, billowing clouds as they drew closer to me. I can remember thinking, “I’m not quite sure how I wandered so far, but my destination is yet far off and seems much further, I hope my target is approaching soon.
"As I look around me, I did not notice anything, and I don’t know if I can hear familiar sounds, yet I feel in my heart that my destination is very far. I begin to question, where is my best friend? She usually near me no matter where I am, especially when I am in such a desperate need of assistance. I feel compelled to have her support.
After wandering for so long not knowing my location, I am frightened, and I feel vulnerable as I look for direction. Sleep has deserted me, leaving me dazed, and I need a light to guide me along out of this darkness as I've lost my vision, and my sanity has drifted off.
I found myself asking, Am I time traveling? I question myself, what should I do? I’m afraid to take the next step, and yet I know it's best not to stand still. I feel like I’m in a battle with my mind, and I’m keeping my thoughts from working with me.
Seeking With the Eyes Close will Not enable You to Find Your Way
As a result, now, I am searching and seeking as if my eyes are closed. I feel as if I am walking on the ground with both eyes shut, and now my mind is lost because the eyes are useless when the mind is blind.
As I continue to move forward searching, seeking for my destination, I remembered the words, and if I trust Him (God) enough to take Him at His word, I will find my journey toward home.
So, I start to talk to the Lord sharing with Him. Lord, I feel You are near me, I know Your hands are stretched out to help me, but You can’t assist me if I'm blindly reaching and seeing nothing.
I started to think if faith can move mountains...I am contemplating for something that requires less effort, it never once crosses my mind that I might be able to run and hide.
Will danger find me? Can I be captured and killed? I feared my freedom, and I don't particularly want to die. As the thought of what could happen ran rapidly in my mind.
In a moment of epiphany, with a temporary resuscitated mind, I come to recognize that I cannot fight this war in fear. Now my mind is telling me I was lost because I’ve traveled too far, I am frustrated and tired of wandering as I feel I want to fall asleep.
My paralysis is the result of my despair, and the end of it will be no different from the beginning. Lord, I have allowed myself to sink. That moment, I realize I allowed the fear of temptation to work on my mind and make my choices.
Recognizing that the Eyes and the Mind Need to Correspond together
Because I’ve never had the attitude, ambition, or the willpower, I am sinking to the absence of my mind. I suddenly notice that in all my wandering in the empty street, I am so alone.
I question my movements, my motives, my direction, my decisions, and choices. I wonder should I keep moving forward, or make a U-turn and risk the chance of it changing my course forever? Will the safe place call home be worth it upon my arrival? Perhaps I should look over my shoulder in fear of never finding my way home.
There is no traffic in sight, yet, I am asking myself what am I to do as I am afraid and my direction is so unclear. My mind is telling me I’ve traveled entirely too far and I am ashamed and exhausted from the long hard traveling as I feel I need to render and release my fear.
I realize that I am finally ready to find my way; I am in need of the Lord to guide me. I ask Him to please forgive me and lead me in the right direction. I gather from this long yet tiresome journey that He knows my every fault has seen all my mistakes, and still He is willing to love me and be here for me.
Learned Good Eyesight and a Blind Mind is of No Use.
Since the beginning of this journey, you seek to help me, you know I'm so afraid of what's to come and also that I need You. You even knew I would reject Your help. Though I refused You out of fear, I have come to recognize I still have so far to travel on this journey; and I now understand...to receive what I need — I'll have to have the courage to be resilient and go after it.
It is time to finally seek help because I am blindly wandering in the wrong direction. I need your help, I am in darkness and have no way of finding my way.
Lord, I do not like what I am seeing, now that my eyes are open, I need help and deliverance. I realize the eyes are useless when the mind is blind; I am no longer afraid of what’s before me. I desire to be set free. Although I waited so long for you to help me, the setbacks and hindrances are my fears.
Thank you, Lord, for guiding me and replacing my fear with strong desire which allowed me to find my way. I am no longer wondering and the weakness no longer vacation in my veins.
I was too blind to see or find my way, and I found myself getting lost in my head until I allowed you to open my eyes and help me to understand I am worth being saved. I can see my way; I can move forward, and I never felt more alive; finally, my legs can carry me to my destination; home.
D you agree with this quote?
Reality is the most Surreal thing because the Eyes are Useless When the Mind in Blind!
Paperboys - Featuring Keith Cook - Find My Way
Our eyes are useless if the mind is blind
The Ultimate Useless Knowledge-Quiz! A quiz to test your knowledge on fun facts. Finding out the real facts is fun!
For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.
- What is money made of?
- you yell for 8 years 7 month and 6 days you produce enough sound energy to
- Deafen someone
- Heat yourself up
- Heat up a cup of coffee
- Heat up a house
- What is impossible to do when you sneeze?
- Not to breathe
- Stick out your tongue
- Keep your eyes open
- Hold it
- On average, what do people fear more than death?
- There is no other fear worse.
- Licking a stamp gets you...
- A weird after taste
- An illness
- Deafen someone
- Not to breathe
- A weird after taste
© 2014 Pam Morris
Kunku on September 02, 2019:
True said dear... It all depends on what we think and not what we see..
Pam Morris (author) from Atlanta Georgia on September 07, 2018:
JULIE, Thank you for your reply. We should never go through life with blinder on. If we do and refuse to face reality we are cheating ourselves. Please face reality and you will be able to move forward to live a better life.
JULIE WOOD on September 07, 2018:
This was confirmation for me I have been seeing things that my spirit have been showing me for a few months now. Today, I was sent this message and did not quite understand. So, I thought I didn't. I did not want to see the reality of what was happening and what I was allowing to occur in my life(blindness). I had to release the fear of the paralysis that tried to keep me bound.
Pam Morris (author) from Atlanta Georgia on May 13, 2018:
Thank you, Big Boy for your reply (question). My meaning to the illusion I put together means, although we have eyes, we must not refuse to see and accept the reality of what our eyes are telling us. If the mind cannot premise, then seeing it happen won't change it. Until we understand or postulate what we are looking at or around us, we might as well be blind. Nothing will change until you assume what the eyes tell you, especially when in fear of what is happening to you. It doesn't do any good to see things you aren't ready to accept or understand. When an individual unable to recognize their fears alone, they can choose to take help to receive what has happened and that when things will change.
big boy on May 10, 2018:
Whats the meaning again? The eye's are useless when the mind is blind.
Pam Morris (author) from Atlanta Georgia on April 07, 2018:
Thank you so much, Dre, for your comment, I am on a well round journey and choose to keep moving forward, and savoring it.
Dre on April 06, 2018:
Well written and relatable! I hope you are at a beautiful stage on your journey.
Pam Morris (author) from Atlanta Georgia on December 14, 2014:
Thank you so much, I appreciate your comment
Dana Ayres from Houston, TX on December 14, 2014:
One of the best "poetic prose" style writings I've seen in quite some time. Great piece!