I am writing this review of Take Off Your Glasses and See that can be foudn here.
The primary purpose of Take Off Your Glasses And See, as the author states is “to take you on a journey from seeing the world through a hole to seeing the invisible.” You will correct your vision through a series of exercises and by expanding your mind. by doing so, you will further expand your inner vision of the world.
You fully and clearly start to see when you understand how your mind affects your vision and other aspects of your life.
You are going to clear both your outer vision and your inner vision. The two of these work together. In the book, you learn this and much more.
At the beginning of the first chapter, an important question comes up. The problem we are not looking at is, “have you ever wondered why our eyes-our most important sense, vision-are apparently the only organs in our miraculously self-regenerating body that lack the ability to correct their own imbalances?”
The author makes a good argument and goes on to point out how people have been able to overcome cancer. Cancer seems like a much more life-threatening issue than not being able to see correctly. I have known somebody who has cured their cancer without the need to go to a doctor.
So, why is it that we cannot restore our vision problems on our own? Or, why is it that there is no surgery to four restore our vision? Does this book do a great job of helping to explain those two questions? Let’s explore these two ideas.
In the middle of the first chapter, the author points out that in his experience, the most significant factor for improving vision seems to be the mind. That is what determines the way we see. Through a simple shift in our awareness and eye exercises, we can solve our vision problems.
One shocking statistic that he gives out is over 50% of the people in the United States wear glasses or some corrective type of lense. If only more of those people would read this book.
The author of this book has been an optometrist since the 70s. He notes that when he first started, he saw a pattern. People would come into the office, complain about their vision, and the doctor would prescribe a pair of glasses. Then, with each visit, they were typically given another pair of glasses with a higher prescription.
He was perplexed at the idea of “If the problem kept getting worse, why did we keep using the same solution? It seemed very strange.”
Albert Einstein has been credited with saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” That quote fits in nicely with what the doctor was observing.
If you have ever gotten a pair of glasses, you might notice that when you first put on the glasses, they feel weird. The optician will respond to this by saying, “don’t worry, you’ll get used to it.”
Your body is trying to tell you that the glasses do not feel right. You do not need them. They are contributing to the problem and making it even worse.
The author makes an eye-opening observation. He proposes to the reader an idea that what if you had a problem with one of the joints in your body and the doctor told you you needed to wear a brace for the rest of your life? That is the same thing as having to wear glasses to fix the problem with your vision.
That thought perfectly sums up the problem with how doctors try to solve problems with vision.
We take for granted how important our eyes are. By far, they are the most important of the five senses. As stated in the book Seven Steps To Better Vision, “approximately 90% of the information most of us learn in a lifetime enters through the eyes.”
Our eyes are truly amazing and contain about 1 billion working parts. They are our most important extension of the brain and facilitate most of our cognitive network.
There is a well-known saying, “Seeing is believing.” The author states it might be more accurate when reversed, “Believing is seeing.” The point he is trying to make is that most of what we see is because of our beliefs. We think the opposite that most of our feelings are based upon what we see. Yes, this is a contrarian thought.
When you are told that you have to wear glasses, you are now limited to that belief. The trick is to remove that restricting view. Then, the healing can begin, and you can restore your vision. For a few, their vision came back instantaneously once they understood that point.
I realize that might be hard to believe. Much of what is in the book is hard to believe for many. In my personal opinion, I do not think that everybody will find the same success that I and others have found through this book. You have to be able to move your mind well past conventional thinking.
Many people are not able to make the shift from external authority to their internal authority. It is much easier for them to take it for granted that the experts know what they are doing. There is a slow shift happening, but it is still small and moving along at a slow pace.
This post that I am writing and the book are probably not for the general public. Both are intended for those who feel like they are experiencing some type of awakening.
The author also states that when we are out of balance and lose our relationship with the whole of life that our vision and other aspects of our being deteriorate. Much of the book is dedicated to showing us how to bring back the balance and harmony in our lives.
This is a short summary of the first part of the book. If this interests you, then please consider purchasing the book. I read it twice and find it to be fascinating. It has made an impact on my life and others I know who are willing to take its claims seriously.