Eyes are the windows to the soul. Mothers have them in the backs of their heads. We are all eyes when we watch something closely. We don’t bat an eye when something was expected, but we are blind as a bat when we don’t see something. When we catch someone’s eye, we don’t grab the eyeball. And when we cry our eyes out, they stay in their sockets. The same is true when our eyes pop out of our heads in surprise. We feast our eyes on beautiful things. Stink eye doesn’t smell bad.
Metaphors and idioms and puns, oh eye!
I hope you didn’t mind.
Speaking of mind, let’s talk for a moment about that eye.
The mind’s eye or the third eye is said to be the state of consciousness through which we may perceive the world in an intuitive and enlightened way. Some say that it is related to the pineal gland, which is raisin-like in size and shriveledness (that should be a word) in most people because apparently we don’t use it.
A developed third eye enables one to see what might be, to be attuned to patterns, to make connections, to answer questions, and to find meaning. One’s third eye may be natural and/or developed through training and meditation.
I attend a meditation class from time-to-time. Group meditations work better for me because peer pressure causes me to sit still and keep my insanity to myself rather than jump up to do Something Important after thirty seconds of listening to my thoughts, “I need to remember to put olive oil on my shopping list did I reset the timers on the sprinklers I have to reschedule the dermatologist I need to drink more water throughout the day because I get so thirsty at night I’m thirsty right now my nose itches don’t scratch it see if you can meditate away the itch I also need to put almonds on my grocery list in addition to uh oh I forgot the first thing I better put almonds on my grocery list before I forget that too.”
I don’t think my third eye development is going so well.
Do you meditate? Have you developed a third eye?