I will not use the body’s eyes today.
Johnny Nash sings “I can see clearly now the rain has gone” and today we are encouraged to use our x-ray vision and see with our heart not our physical eyes. And what does the heart see? It sees with God’s vision of love for the world.
In Alcoholics Anonymous, it is suggested, in step eleven, that we improve our conscious contact with God through prayer and meditation. In other words, we are encouraged to not see with our body’s eyes but with a spiritual vision which is quite different because it is joined with God not with our ego.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning and this search involves seeing with other than the body;s eyes. We are encouraged to become aware of our soul which encompasses our body and our mind. The awareness of the soul takes us far beyond the eyes of the body which are nothing compared to the soul’s intuitive wisdom.
Today, we are encouraged to take several moments to “smell the roses” to apprehend far beyond what images the physical eyes provide. It might be good to close our eyes, or pretend we are blind, and then see what we see.