Time is flying as we find ourselves at the end of January 2020.
As we entered the New Year, many of us had visions for what our year would look like. New Years is a wonderful time to reset, to re-evaluate, and set goals and intentions for the year ahead.
But it’s easy to let that renewed energy that we feel at the beginning of the year fade and sometimes wane altogether. And the goals we felt so committed to can start to be less important in our lives.
Holding to our vision in order to realize plans takes consistent re-evaluation adjustment, and renewed commitment.
When our goals are consciously aligned with our values, it makes them easier to stick to. Because they mean something to us, they are worth dedicating time to in our busy daily lives. They represent and can refocus us on what we believe is important.
Clarifying our values is the first step. Then we can determine how our plans and goals fit in so that, when we feel unmotivated, we can remind ourselves of the meaning behind what we do.
We wanted to take this opportunity to state the values of the Cambridge Institute for Better Vision and to give you some things to think about in terms of your eyesight and the broader meaning of your vision.
CIBV grew out of a desire for growth, for self-improvement, for empowerment. The idea that one can improve one’s own eyesight fits within the broader personal growth movement. Living a healthy lifestyle, bringing awareness to healthy and unhealthy patterns, striving to be ones’ best self so that we can make the world a better place. This is the context within which our founder began his own journey of vision improvement.
But there is another key element at the heart of the Cambridge Institute’s work. And that is the belief that we are all (with the exception of a small few) born with the ability to see clearly. We are equipped with everything we need. But overtime we unlearn how to see clearly.
We believe that, in a big way, the process of Better Vision is about unveiling and restoring our innate ability to see. This has to do with giving our eyes and body the nutrients they need, releasing stress and tension, and retraining the eyes and brain to work well together. It also has to do with releasing emotions and changing beliefs about our eyesight. It involves changing our own relationship to seeing, in all its many iterations.
What could be a better time to think about eyesight and all the nuances of vision than the year 2020 (“perfect” vision).
Here are 20 new ways to think about your vision in 2020.
Do you appreciate what you can see?
Do you notice what you cannot see?
What are your blind spots?
Do you spend enough time exploring the blurry areas? Or do you dwell too much there?
What do you tell yourself about your eyes? Do you feel hopeless? Accept defeat? Have hope? Take action?
Are you “trying” too hard to see? Can you relax and let the images present themselves to you?
How is your attitude about your eyes similar to or different from your attitudes in other areas of your life?
How is the health of your eyes demonstrative of your overall health?
Do you use your mind’s eye?
Do you practice visualization?
Would you like to be able to visualize your future more clearly?
Would you like to be able to see other people more clearly?
Do you take the time to see your loved ones? To see your adversaries?
Do you allow yourself to be seen?
How do seeing and being seen relate for you?
What is it that you don’t want to see?
Do you walk around with your head down or do you look into other peoples’ eyes.
Are you open to new points of view? To seeing something from someone else’s vantage point, even if only for a moment?
Do you spend more time looking at the good or at the trouble?
How can you begin to see the world in new way this year?
We encourage you to dig in to these questions. To continue to expand and to deepen your understanding of vision as you move forward in 2020.