The Mind’s Eye


If you’ve studied human anatomy you already know that the ‘eye’ gets a lot of credit it doesn’t deserve.  We typically say we see through our eyes, when in essence we really see with our brain.  The eye only serves as a tool to provide the reflective signal of the colors and shapes that the brain then interprets and assigns rationale meaning.

Simply put it is the brain that sees…the eyes only serve as the mirror.

Now…I do believe we can all agree that the brain and the mind are synonymous. So since this is true…it would be correct to imply that instead of our eyes…it is our mind that does all the seeing.

And…it is the same mind that does all the seeing…that also does all the thinking…correct?

Because if so…I would have to deduct the following:

  • A great deal of what we think about has to do with what our mind sees.
  • A great deal of what we feel has to do with what we think.
  • A great deal of what we DO has to do with what we feel.

…and what we DO has everything to do with who we are…our reality!

Some years ago I read John Milton’s epic poem “Paradise Lost”, and in this poem one particular stanza really stood out to me.

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven…”

Your state of being…your happiness or your unhappiness is all a state of mind.
Your ability to maintain either state has everything to do with your ability to control your mind.

We’ve all heard the old English proverb, “The eyes are the windows to the soul.”

Well…I’m gonna take this one step further and say, “The eyes are the door to the mind.”

If you want to gain or maintain control of your mind…be careful what you let walk in and out of its door.

About the Author:

Linal Harris Global Entrepreneur – Certified Life Coach – Media Personality – Speaker Linal Harris is a global entrepreneur, certified life coach, author, and media personality. As the founder of Inspirational Perspective® Publishing, LLC and Insights 4 Life™ Coaching, LLC, Harris challenges his global audience and coaching clients to Murder Mediocrity® and live their best life possible. Harris concentrates his work as an ontological coach with clients on what he calls the 4 pillars of life; the relationship we have to ourselves, the relationships we have with others, our relationship to work and money, and the connection we have to our spirit and life’s purpose. Harris coaches CEO’s, executives, entrepreneurs, athletes and celebrities. Harris is the author of “Slay Your Goals”, where he provides his readers with scientific and research backed tips for achieving their goals. Harris is an expert goal-setter and has been called upon by Fortune 500 companies to assist with setting their strategic priorities, facilitate goal-setting sessions and provide inspirational talks. To stay connected, be sure to follow me on the following social media outlets by hitting the links below:

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