August 2022 Newsletter
Hello, and an all-that-you-wanted August to you!
Do you feel capable?
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
Today's issue is about feeling capable.
This photo makes me laugh because I think many of us, me too at times, may be more like a powerful lion whose self-image is a weak helpless kitten!
When I started vision improvement many years ago, after a lifetime of strong glasses and contact lenses, I didn't feel very confident or powerful. I was sure
this new adventure would be a lot of hard work, and I would do many things wrong.
Yes, I did make quite a few mistakes. I performed practices too vigorously which were intended to be relaxing for the visual system and the body, like the
or rushed impatiently through activities like
which is supposed to be restful and meditative.
Eventually I learned from this, my sense of mastery slowly growing as both my nervous system and visual system grew calmer, and my eyesight did improve.
My unquestioned assumption that vision improvement was a difficult ordeal, a herculean task, definitely slowed my progress, I can see now. I felt like I
was standing at the foot of a steep tall cliff, with clear relaxed shining eyesight at the summit far above me in the clouds. Filled with
determination and resolve, since I wanted this so badly, I began trudging carefully upwards, full of doubt and hope.
When I found that I could do some things well enough with no eyeglasses or contacts, it was slightly satisfying. However my perfectionist self-talk often quickly
pointed out what I couldn't do. I wasn't anywhere near the summit yet! I had to learn to see minor gains as big progress. For example, I might locate something small
I'd dropped, without my glasses and right away, or recognize a friend coming toward me far down the path on a walk through the neighborhood. Maybe I was not so handicapped after all.
As with any self-improvement journey, it felt better to treat my missteps lightly, maybe even to joke about them and to fully accept what
used to feel like a serious defect. The mild lingering nearsightedness I have today is just part of the intricate tapestry of who I am. Maybe I need a bit more time than
those who can scan a scene and interpret it instantly, but the more patience and acceptance
I give my visual system, the better it performs for me. Every visual "limitation" I've been classified with, especially myopia, is lessening, as I gently challenge
myself to relax and see as well as I can.
Having worn strong glasses from a young age, with my mother constantly worrying about my "bad eyes", seeing as clearly and confidently as I do now is so empowering! If there's an area
where you feel less than capable, be it finances or health or relationships, can you point to small successes of your own? If you make a mistake, you learn from that,
says an engineer friend of mine. None of us is perfect, and all of us are learning, growing, and evolving to push the human race forward. Be proud of yourself for what you've done,
and look forward to an even better future. You got this!
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Enjoy the start of this abundant month of August.
I'll write again in a few weeks. Take care!