The visual pathway (that is, the pathway for sight) is made up of various structures (the eyes, the optic nerves, optic chiasm, tracts, lateral geniculate nucleus in the thalamus, optic radiations, and the visual cortex designed for sight) that are involved in conveying the external electric signals to the brain and receiving the interpretation of what is seen.
Basically, it is the brain that interprets what goes into the eyes as signals. This interpretation is what leads to our reaction towards things. If the brain wrongly interprets the shape, dimension, and colour of an object, or if it misconstrues a given situation, the entire body would align to that interpretation, and the systems would respond accordingly. For instance, your eyes could be seeing opportunities, but your brain interprets them as obstacles. Your eyes could be seeing a danger, but your brain interprets the situation as safe.
And because your brain also uses old experiences to give her interpretation, your eyes may want to look at something better, may want to see more, but the brain is full of traditions and old belief systems. And guess what? You’ll be looking at new circumstances and innovations through your old lens basically. The specks of dirt we assumed were on our eyes aren’t actually on your eyes, they are percolated specks of dirt on our brains that have refused to be cleaned, no matter how much we try.
Another point is this: If the brain is completely blind, whatever signals are sent through the eyes will be useless. A person who is declared brain dead has no business with whatever you place before him, no matter how beautiful and properly illuminated it is. When the brain isn’t constantly renewed, the rods and cones of the eyes are as important as their absence. Selah
Dear reader, fix your brain (mind), and you’ll perceive better. Your eyes are not the problem; they’re ok. It’s your brain (mind) that needs renewal.
“… be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” – Romans 12:2.
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