Eye Matters
August 24, 2010
Visualization process

One of my favorite quotes is from Helen Keller and it goes like this: The only thing worse than blindness is having “SIGHT” but no “VISION”. This quote inspired me to write today’s article.

Take a look around the room that you are presently in. Notice how the various colors and images that you see update constantly as you redirect your attention and turn your head.{{more}}

Even though the images may appear to blend imperceptibly into the next, in reality they are being updated continuously by the visual components of the eyes and brain.

We humans update visual images, colors and dexterity of motion so rapidly that a break in action is almost never perceived.

The completeness and efficiency of one’s eyes and brain is unparalleled in comparison to any instrument ever invented.

Our vision is a complex process that requires components of the eyes and brain to work together.

The word vision is not only used to describe what we see around us. It is also used to describe what we project for our future.

This too is a function of the eye and the brain. Both types of vision are interrelated as they both use similar centers of the brain.

Some like to differentiate between what they call “eyesight” and “mind sight”

If you can picture something in your mind and constantly hold that image in your thoughts for a long enough period, the chances of making that which you picture materialize and become a reality are quite high.

Visualization is the process of creating clear pictures in your mind of the end result you wish to achieve.

As a matter of fact, no great success ever came about, without someone first holding “a vision” in their minds.

Top athletes use this process on a daily basis. It is based on the premise “If you can see it in your mind, you can one day hold it in your hand.”

When a well articulated vision is embraced by all and is considered achievable and worthwhile…great things start to happen.

The ability to perform tasks as a result of “seeing” the end beforehand is a tremendous personal power that we all possess.

A good vision drives our direction, our focus, our efforts and clarifies the important things in our lives.

It also serves as the glue that holds us together in times of difficulty, confusion and conflict.

Having a vision for our future is the single most important activity that we will ever engage in as citizens of this world.

Next week we will discuss the process of visualization and I will provide you with a six step guide.

Have a great week.

Dr Kenneth Onu is a resident Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Beachmont Eye Institute/Eyes R Us Send questions to: Beachmont@gmail.com

Tel: 784 456-1210