see more clearly, love more deeply

Valentine’s Day has come to be primarily associated with chocolates, flowers, teddy bears – all very sweet and fun – but very superficial expressions of love.

But this holiday can remind us to bring our awareness to something really important – how we are expressing love to ourselves and to others and in the world at large.

Long ago the eyes were called the windows to the soul.

Our eyes are sensitive, emotional receptors.

When you really want to get to know somebody you don’t look up their nose, you don’t look in their ears, you look in their eyes.

The eyes are an energy pathway out of the body. A window into someone’s inner being. A way for us to connect.

Yet we can go through an entire day and go to the store, go to work and go to a million different places, but maybe never, or maybe only once or twice, actually really look into another person’s eyes.

Why is this? Have our lives, like this holiday become more and more superficial? Are we afraid to see? Are we afraid others will see us?

As children we were naturally curious and we felt little shame.

Kids tend to start off very open, usually very loving, and caring. Most of us also started out with clear eyesight.

But along the way we develop patterns that keep us from seeing, and as a result keep us from connecting.

If a child sees something unfamiliar or alarming, say for example a man in a wheelchair, the little kid’s initial, immediate, unfiltered response is to be curious, “What is that? Why is that person in the chair?” The child might even want to go up and touch the chair or something like that. And what is often the parent’s first response? “Don’t look at him”.

In that pure child’s way there is a relationship between what we see, what we feel and what we do, but when we are in our process of socialization, we are taught to separate that out. We are taught to not look at certain things, we are taught to not look at people in a certain way, we are taught to be separate and, in the process of being taught to not see, we are taught to not feel, and to not act.

There is a connection between eyesight and personality, between eyesight and our relationship to ourselves, to others, to the world.

There is something we call a “myopic personality”, or “nearsighted personality”, which we will talk more about in another post. Certain traits of this personality that are exhibited by people who are nearsighted, are a contraction, a withdrawal from the outer world, a flight response without actually fleeing.

If you are nearsighted, or even if you are not, try examining whether there are ways in which you have constricted your world.

Do you really see the people you encounter as you go through life? Do you allow them to see you?

Tests have been done to show that if a person or an animal’s visual landscape is reduced for a period of time, for example marines who have spent time in submarines, they become more nearsighted. But the reverse is also true. When we retract into ourselves, bring our awareness in closer, we can create the conditions for ourself that lead to nearsightedness. This often happens on an unconscious level, so it is worth bringing attention to. 

What are you unwilling to see? Are you shutting down parts of your awareness or parts of your consciousness as an avoidance tactic?

And are there ways to face those areas of your life and engage?

Is it possible that we are not seeing or connecting because we know if we did we would feel something and inevitably be compelled to act on what we feel?

It is only when we have lost touch with our own ability to see and to connect that we lose touch with the power of the fullness of our feelings and our drive to action.

Or are we too afraid to look into someone else’s eyes because we don’t want them to see us? When we are truly seen we are exposed.

Yet showing your authentic self can lead to the most rewarding connections and deepest love. Can you bring more compassion to yourself?

An intimate relationship can be difficult if we have been patterned to disconnect, to shut down our feelings, and to hide.

Can you allow yourself to be seen?

Take on the challenge this month to make your expression of love a deeper one. Either reach out to someone you have isolated yourself from, or express yourself to someone you spend every day with in a more authentic way. Maybe there is someone at the checkout at the grocery store or at the gas station you frequent that you have encountered before but never taken the time to look in there eyes and see them. You could stretch by expressing an act of self-love and forgiving yourself or offering yourself some words of kindness . Maybe chose a certain limitation you have, a short-coming, a part of yourself that you have judged or not fully accepted. And spend some time with this part of yourself. Tell it you acknowledge it as part of you. These simple gestures can be incredibly powerful if done with pure intention.

At the Cambridge Institute for Better Vision our goal is to teach people how to release the negative patterns on the muscular level in the eyes, but also how to release the negative patterns on the emotional level, how nutrition affects the way you see, how your mind, your attitudes, your perception, your imagination, and your inner healing can be used to help you change and improve your eyesight.

Healing our vision and clearing the negative patterns that keep us from seeing brings forward the opportunity for us to feel compassion, to heal our hearts, and to love more deeply. It also allows us the opportunity to act out of whatever those open eyes and open heart call us to act upon.

EyeMax Plus

Contains a unique and balanced blend of 33 essential nutrients that are known to promote both eye and body health.

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The Program for Better Vision

Step-by-step, holistic approach that you can practice in just 20 minutes a day.

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PBV  CLICK HERE to begin helping nearsightedness, astigmatism, eye imbalances, eye strain.

RWG  CLICK HERE to begin helping presbyopia (the need for reading glasses).

EMP  CLICK HERE to see the essential Vision Formula we recommend.

Contact

Better Vision
65 Eastern Ave #B1-E
Essex, MA 01929

Toll Free: 1-800-372-3937
International: 1-978-801-1850
Fax: 1-978-768-3938
Hours: 10am - 4pm EST
info@bettervision.com

Get started on your path to better vision today

with the Program for Better Vision.

SOME COMMON VISION CONDITIONS THAT WE CAN HELP WITH*:

There may be more than one product that could help your vision condition. Please see the VISION CONDITIONS for more information about vision and recommendations about which product to use.

 

CATARACTS

Developing cataracts is not a sign of aging but a message that your visual system and your body are out of balance...

 

MACULAR DEGENERATION

Macular Degeneration is widely recognized as one of the more nutritionally responsive conditions...

 

PRESBYOPIA

Presbyopia is the gradual loss of your eyes' ability to focus on nearby objects. It's a natural part of aging...

   

ASTIGMATISM & MORE

Here you will find all of the products that we offer for nearsightedness, astigmatism and more...

 

see more clearly, love more deeply

Valentine’s Day has come to be primarily associated with chocolates, flowers, teddy bears – all very sweet and fun – but very superficial expressions of love.

But this holiday can remind us to bring our awareness to something really important – how we are expressing love to ourselves and to others and in the world at large.

Long ago the eyes were called the windows to the soul.

Our eyes are sensitive, emotional receptors.

When you really want to get to know somebody you don’t look up their nose, you don’t look in their ears, you look in their eyes.

The eyes are an energy pathway out of the body. A window into someone’s inner being. A way for us to connect.

Yet we can go through an entire day and go to the store, go to work and go to a million different places, but maybe never, or maybe only once or twice, actually really look into another person’s eyes.

Why is this? Have our lives, like this holiday become more and more superficial? Are we afraid to see? Are we afraid others will see us?

As children we were naturally curious and we felt little shame.

Kids tend to start off very open, usually very loving, and caring. Most of us also started out with clear eyesight.

But along the way we develop patterns that keep us from seeing, and as a result keep us from connecting.

If a child sees something unfamiliar or alarming, say for example a man in a wheelchair, the little kid’s initial, immediate, unfiltered response is to be curious, “What is that? Why is that person in the chair?” The child might even want to go up and touch the chair or something like that. And what is often the parent’s first response? “Don’t look at him”.

In that pure child’s way there is a relationship between what we see, what we feel and what we do, but when we are in our process of socialization, we are taught to separate that out. We are taught to not look at certain things, we are taught to not look at people in a certain way, we are taught to be separate and, in the process of being taught to not see, we are taught to not feel, and to not act.

There is a connection between eyesight and personality, between eyesight and our relationship to ourselves, to others, to the world.

There is something we call a “myopic personality”, or “nearsighted personality”, which we will talk more about in another post. Certain traits of this personality that are exhibited by people who are nearsighted, are a contraction, a withdrawal from the outer world, a flight response without actually fleeing.

If you are nearsighted, or even if you are not, try examining whether there are ways in which you have constricted your world.

Do you really see the people you encounter as you go through life? Do you allow them to see you?

Tests have been done to show that if a person or an animal’s visual landscape is reduced for a period of time, for example marines who have spent time in submarines, they become more nearsighted. But the reverse is also true. When we retract into ourselves, bring our awareness in closer, we can create the conditions for ourself that lead to nearsightedness. This often happens on an unconscious level, so it is worth bringing attention to. 

What are you unwilling to see? Are you shutting down parts of your awareness or parts of your consciousness as an avoidance tactic?

And are there ways to face those areas of your life and engage?

Is it possible that we are not seeing or connecting because we know if we did we would feel something and inevitably be compelled to act on what we feel?

It is only when we have lost touch with our own ability to see and to connect that we lose touch with the power of the fullness of our feelings and our drive to action.

Or are we too afraid to look into someone else’s eyes because we don’t want them to see us? When we are truly seen we are exposed.

Yet showing your authentic self can lead to the most rewarding connections and deepest love. Can you bring more compassion to yourself?

An intimate relationship can be difficult if we have been patterned to disconnect, to shut down our feelings, and to hide.

Can you allow yourself to be seen?

Take on the challenge this month to make your expression of love a deeper one. Either reach out to someone you have isolated yourself from, or express yourself to someone you spend every day with in a more authentic way. Maybe there is someone at the checkout at the grocery store or at the gas station you frequent that you have encountered before but never taken the time to look in there eyes and see them. You could stretch by expressing an act of self-love and forgiving yourself or offering yourself some words of kindness . Maybe chose a certain limitation you have, a short-coming, a part of yourself that you have judged or not fully accepted. And spend some time with this part of yourself. Tell it you acknowledge it as part of you. These simple gestures can be incredibly powerful if done with pure intention.

At the Cambridge Institute for Better Vision our goal is to teach people how to release the negative patterns on the muscular level in the eyes, but also how to release the negative patterns on the emotional level, how nutrition affects the way you see, how your mind, your attitudes, your perception, your imagination, and your inner healing can be used to help you change and improve your eyesight.

Healing our vision and clearing the negative patterns that keep us from seeing brings forward the opportunity for us to feel compassion, to heal our hearts, and to love more deeply. It also allows us the opportunity to act out of whatever those open eyes and open heart call us to act upon.

EyeMax Plus

Contains a unique and balanced blend of 33 essential nutrients that are known to promote both eye and body health.

Learn More

The Program for Better Vision

Step-by-step, holistic approach that you can practice in just 20 minutes a day.

Learn More

product buttons

PBV  CLICK HERE to begin helping nearsightedness, astigmatism, eye imbalances, eye strain.

RWG  CLICK HERE to begin helping presbyopia (the need for reading glasses).

EMP  CLICK HERE to see the essential Vision Formula we recommend.

Contact

Better Vision
65 Eastern Ave #B1-E
Essex, MA 01929

Toll Free: 1-800-372-3937
International: 1-978-801-1850
Fax: 1-978-768-3938
Hours: 10am - 4pm EST
info@bettervision.com

Get started on your path to better vision today

with the Program for Better Vision.

SOME COMMON VISION CONDITIONS THAT WE CAN HELP WITH*:

There may be more than one product that could help your vision condition. Please see the VISION CONDITIONS for more information about vision and recommendations about which product to use.

 

CATARACTS

Developing cataracts is not a sign of aging but a message that your visual system and your body are out of balance...

 

MACULAR DEGENERATION

Macular Degeneration is widely recognized as one of the more nutritionally responsive conditions...

 

PRESBYOPIA

Presbyopia is the gradual loss of your eyes' ability to focus on nearby objects. It's a natural part of aging...

   

ASTIGMATISM & MORE

Here you will find all of the products that we offer for nearsightedness, astigmatism and more...

 

Myths Behind Bad Eyesight: Part 5

Welcome to the Better Vision blog where you’ll find information and tips on how to care for your eyes and improve your vision without glasses, contacts, drugs, or surgery.

This is the second post of a 4 segment series entitled Myths Behind Bad Eyesight. Click here to read the first post.
Please visit us each month for new posts about eyes, vision, and how to see better.

Myths Behind Bad Eyesight: Part 5

Last month we posted about the five common misconceptions that lead people to think that eyesight cannot be improved:

1. Poor vision is inherited.
2. Vision inevitably deteriorates with age.
3. Poor vision is caused by certain visual activities.
4. Weak eye muscles cause poor vision.
5. Seeing is solely a physical, mechanical process.

Let’s examine myth #5 in greater detail.

(This information applies to functional vision problems - nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, eye imbalances, lazy eye, etc. Click here for information on cataracts, and here for macular degeneration.)

5. Seeing is solely a physical, mechanical process

The fifth misconception is that seeing is a mechanical process and that clear vision is determined only by the shape of the eye. If the eye is the correct shape, the result is clear vision; if it is misshapen or distorted the result is nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.

Actually, the shape of the eye is one element in the visual system, but not the only one. As just one example, eye doctors have long known that even though two people have exactly the same refractive error (how far from the retina the distorted image registers), each could have a completely different measurement of acuity (how clearly they can read the test letters on the eye chart). Mechanical measurement alone does not exactly predict how much a person can see. Other factors besides the shape of the eye are involved.

Many people notice that they see better at some times during the day than others. Some notice decreased vision when tired or under stress. What accounts for these daily fluctuations?

Have you ever driven down the highway, so engrossed in your thoughts and daydreams that you don’t “see” your exit? Or been so tired that you read page after page without understanding a word?

Vision is a dynamic, changing process, affected by many different physical, emotional and mental factors. The shape of the eye may be one factor, but even that can change as a result of training and nutrition.

Let’s look at how the eyes work, and the roles played by the body, mind and emotions in vision. Once we gain a fuller understanding of the holistic nature of vision, we’ll be ready to see better for ourselves…

The above is excerpted from The Program for Better Vision Book. Read the book and you’ll learn more about how the eyes and brain work together to create vision, and the influence that the body, mind and emotions have on seeing. You’ll also learn about the Top 10 Habits for Better Vision - important ways for you to care for and protect your vision during the day.

If you’re ready to start seeing better now, get The Program for Better Vision.