Following up on a blog post I did called Tranquility and Acceptance through Alternate Senses I want to describe how senses can be a prelude to happiness and productivity.
Do you ever experience senses that alert you to how your physical well being is? One of my most reliable ways for me to sense how productive my day will be is how dark my perceived vision is on a clear sunny day with my eyes wide open. I say perceived, because I am completely blind and always in complete darkness due to severe optic nerve atrophy in both eyes. The darkness I experience can be compared to placing your hands over your eyes and pressing hard enough so no light can reach your eyes.
When I am stressed, overly tired or not feeling my best physically my perceived vision is on the darker side of my light scale. My perceived vision gets darker or lighter depending on the intensity of any one of the previous attributes. A combination of getting enough sleep, increased exercising and eating well balanced nutritious meals enhances the chances that my perceived vision will be on the lighter side of the brightness scale.
When I see brightness compared to darkness in my mind’s eye I can think clearer, react quicker and work more productively. With additional perceived light I also have an increased positive outlook on life. This increased positivity touches all aspects of happiness which includes self-control, courage, generosity, unselfishness, compassion and well being.
My perceived vision never has colors, just a range from bright white/grey to dark black with all levels of grey light in-between. This range of perceived brightness corresponds directly to my productivity, sense of well being and gives me a forecast of how my day will go and acts as my compass towards happiness and productivity.
Another interesting aspect of how my perceived light affects me is how wide I open my eyes. The brighter I can see in my minds-eye, the more I keep my eyes wide open. The darker my perceived vision is corresponds to how closed my eyes are when I perform my daily tasks.
The ability to perform daily work/tasks with my eyes closed is a side benefit of being completely blind and having learned the skills to be productive without eyesight.
Do you have examples of experiencing senses that alert you as to how your physical well being is? If you do experience such senses, how do you maximize the times you see light over darkness in your particular sense that acts as your guiding compass towards happiness and productivity? If you are blind do you also experience these senses of perceived light? Does anyone have any other tips or experiences to share regarding the topic of perceived light versus dark?
Let’s all keep our eyes wide open, enjoy life, and be as productive and healthy as we can be, even if some of us don’t have the ability to see physical light like myself.
We all look forward to hearing your valuable comments.
Global Dialogue Center