Like a terrible storm with blustery winds blows out the flame of a candle or knocks out a city’s power, a storm hit me without warning one day. The strong winds from that painful and fearful storm blew out my candle of eyesight forever. My terrible storm was the critical medical condition that left me completely blind forever.
I am very grateful to be so blessed that I survived my storm of a critical medical emergency to live and experience life’s joys and challenges to the fullest.
Now even though I do not see any physical light through my eyes, does not mean I do not have any sight! My sight is now experienced through many other senses and sensations. Having no eyesight has enabled me to see things other people with eyesight might overlook or have challenges sensing. Some people with eyesight might be interpreting their surroundings and other sensory input through their eyes and might not allow their other senses to experience what the eyes can not pick up on.
I can now sense new ways of accomplishing tasks, taking advantage of dealing with opportunities, obstacles in my path to my goals, and insights into personalities’ I could not see when I had physical eyesight. Others who do have eyesight might be able to pick up on these senses, but in my situation my other senses were enhanced and enriched to allow and provide me with valuable new uniqueness to enhance the quality of the work I do in my professional and personal life.
Now, when I have an obstacle that seems overwhelming at first, I am finding with my new senses and skills I can take my newly acquired approaches to handle my obstacles and difficulties with tactfulness, strategic thoughtfulness and grace.
Not being able to read peoples facial expressions I now rely on voice tones, volume, fluctuation, hesitation, vocabulary, and other auditory senses and writing styles to help me interpret how to best accomplish my professional and personal work.
I believe I can now grasp easier the inward or hidden nature of things and perceive in an intuitive manner as I go about doing life’s activities
I know other extraordinary leaders who have such senses who did not need to loose any of their physical senses to hone the skills I have talked about.
Do any of you have techniques to help us have better insight to keep us on our path of life? Did any of you loose any senses which enhanced any of your other skills?
We look forward to hearing your thoughts, comments and suggestions to help us all have better insight.
Global Dialogue Center