The Sense of Sight It Is What You See
Vision or sight is how we see the world. You have to be in touch with your world to be in touch with you. We do this by input from the senses. They tell the brain what they know. Then the brain sends commands to the body. And perceptions are then formed in the mind for us to have thoughts to think. Our thoughts are based on what we receive, and are formed in the mind to be recorded by the brain. Our mind is where we think our thoughts and it suggests to us what to do. We have the choice to overrule the mind if need be. It is where perception has its roots. The senses are tools for the brain, and thought lubricate the gears of the thinking process.
We look out with our eyes, and look in with our mind. The human eye is the organ that gives us the sense of sight. It allows us to learn more about the world that we live in than we do with any of the other four senses. We use our eyes in most of the activities that we do. Probably most people would agree—I know that I do—that sight is the most precious of the five senses. Many of us fear the loss of sight more than any other disability. And we humans rely on our sense of sight more than a lot of other animals. Many of them use their sense of smell much as we use our sight. Our sense of smell is not as accurate as that of some animals. It is of our own doing, it is because of us. No matter how you look at it, we did it to ourselves. We have confused our sense of smell with all sorts of perfumes, lotions and potions, and powders and oils. And this often suppresses our awareness of what our nose tells us. Though, for sure, the best way to know that it is real is to see it. That is, when we have not confused that as well.
Night or day, our eyes from the time that we open them until the time that we close them are like a video camera. All of the things that we look at are sent to our brain for processing and storage. Of course, there are things we see that we cannot get enough of and others that we do not want to ever see again. Either way, the picture will forever more be there in your mind. The sense of sight is considered the most complex of the five senses for good reason. Most all the activities that we do we will need to see. Not being able to do so would make our daily lives much more difficult. Reading the paper: how would you do that if it is not in braille. Riding public transportation, though better than in the past, would be more difficult if you could not see. Taking a class, going out with friends or going a trip would not be without somewhat of a hassle, at least. And I am sure without the ability to see, you would have to touch it and smell it to become aroused. There is certainly not a thing wrong with that. Stick it in where you can get it in. Other things we almost take to be a right, such as driving, you would not be able to do at all.
To know what turns us on is best known if we can see it. But it has come to the point of even seeing is not always believing. With all the cover-ups, push ups and aides in getting it up you can hardly trust what your eyes are telling you. And for that matter, what you feel, when you are feeling. You hear all the time that men are visual creatures. Well, I am here to tell you that women are as much or more so. It goes something like this: The face, the hair, and the breast (for men), the crotch (for both), the butt (for both) and the legs (for men). Now that is the way we see it. And you have to savor those things that you like. Because you cannot see, smell, taste or touch the mind, it is the last thing most of us think about. Though you can tell a great deal about how they think, by how they act. Watch how their bodies move, look at them from head to toe and you will see, and can tell, what they consider their best assets. This would be your focus. Pay special attention to how they move and where they place their hands. And remember, it is not so much what they say as much as it is how they say it. When they know you have homed in on them, even before you speak, your eyes will have done the heavy lifting.
The eyes, alone, can draw the object of your affection straight into your head. Once the eyes lock not a word has to be said. Male or female nature will take its course. It is the connecting of souls where the heat will rise and the sap will flow.
Some look and pretend they do not see what their eyes are telling them that they do. They try to wipe it from their minds. They will turn their heads and try to distract themselves with self-control. They will play with their hair, look at their watch or start fiddling with their phone or act as if there is a thing of interest somewhere else. They are afraid of their feelings. Why do we feel this way? What do you do when you catch yourself eying your sister in-law, you know, the one with the nice butt, do you turn your eyes as if you did not notice. What about the neighbor as she bends to tend her flower garden showing just a hint of her lace panties all moist and filled with sweat. What do you do now, pluck your eyes out. What about that good-looking mail carrier, do you pretend you do not notice the bulge in his pants when he looks you up and down.
We see what we see and we will feel what comes next. You either move on your feeling or just let it be. But one thing you cannot do is “unsee what you have seen.” It will be with you and so will the feelings. Feelings that are as natural as the air that we breathe. It has been made taboo to do the things we have in us to do. And yes, there are some who do not trust themselves to be looked at now just to look. Depending on the relationship, you may not be “allowed” to let your eyes go where they want to go. Whether you are married, single, a relative or friend your eyes are there to do just one thing, to see.
What you see at a distance may not look the same up close. Fantasy is built on the wings of imagination. And some things are enjoyed best from afar. What you see is what you get, but is it what you want. What I say may not be for everybody, some of you may even think it is vulgar. But let me assure you that what I say is not uncommon; it is, after all, how we were created to be. I would say that it is just human if we were the only ones. We are not for the attraction to the opposite sex is what makes us, and all creation, what and who we are. The strongest drive that we have, and it is part of our survival instincts, is the desire for sex. And the accelerant is what we see and how we feel when we see it. The “original” man had to be ready to copulate; therefore, would have to do so when aroused. He would have to be erect and hard. This could be at any time or place.
By nature, sex it is still at the core and is the base of survival of the species. In the beginning, sex more likely than not was the sole reason for wanting to mate. We are now as we were then attracted first, by what we see. And what we see can have a different effect on you than on me. You may like it big, I may like it small. You may like it long, I may like it short. You may like it firm, I may like it soft. What you see as pretty, I may not like as much or at all. It is how each of us perceive what we see. There is stimulation all around, from the pointed breast to the well-defined backside if that is what you prefer. Look over there, what do you see, is that thing playing hide and seek. The lushness of the female form and the lure of the body sweet have a power that goes beyond what words can express. It need not be any special way, because what is for you is for you to say. Masculine or feminine, either way, man and woman are here to stay. It is not sexist to say what you like, and respond to what you see, it is the way it was meant to be, I for you and you for me.
I get great pleasure out of what I see; it turns me on and tells me that I am me. I like the rounded thighs and the pink inside. When I look, I like what I see. You may say vulgar, it’s not so nice, and I say you are not seeing through my eyes. You are seeing what you want it to be. What is wrong with telling the truth. We should not try to hide who we are. We were made this way. It is how we are supposed to be. I say the things that I do for you to know there is no taboo when it comes to you. You do not have to hide from what is you nor should I pretend that I do not see what I do. The human body is a precious thing each one belongs to you and me. What we do is see where they fit. We all look, but many are blind to what they see. I see you can you see me.
They say it is not nice to stare, but how would you know if you were not staring at me. Perhaps a look a glance is all it takes, not everyone is on the make. Though this may not be true for some, our minds are always on the prowl, be it for sex, friendship, or a place to be. You can tell by the look in a person’s eyes whether they want a snack, a meal or a sumptuous feast. We hunger for those things, which satisfy our needs. Some need a lot some can only take a little. What will satiate you may leave me wanting. When I see what I want, I want what I see. Then getting it is left up to me.
Some have tried and all have failed to make what is a natural thing to do against the law, as if the devil in you. The ones who do not care for the natural state of “man” and what we do, say that we should be punished or fined for lingering when we look at the female form. They call it ogling, “reckless eyeballing,” or some such thing. Others have suggested that it is an invasion of a woman or girls privacy. I say do not invite me in if you do not want me to stay, at least for a while. We, female and male alike, usually will not focus long on that, which turns us off or not appealing to our libidinous taste. You try so hard to be attractive and go to great lengths to make it so. Then when it is not the object of your affection that looks your way you are offended as if the only eyes that are allowed to see you are the ones you want. That is not being real no matter what way you look at it. Take the bitter with the sweet, they both can be a treat, and at the right time and place could be said quite neat.
Here is a quote from an online article. “Women are created to nurture themselves to attract the opposite sex. This is my opinion based on what I have seen and experienced. We like to spend lots of money on goodies – latest shoes, clothes, and makeup, everything that will make us look great and smell good.” These are not my words, they come from someone who should know. There is not a thing wrong with this, so why don’t we admit it as this female person has done. I will say this; though, much of it is not necessary. Men, if that is who you want to attract, would rather you be as nature meant for you to be. Be yourself that is the best thing you can do for you. Makeup, and a new getup will not keep you, or the man. At some point, it will all have to come off, better sooner than later. Women as well as men I am sure would like to know what they see is what they will get. As an added note: American women spend about $30 billion a year on beauty, which includes $20 billion on cosmetics. They also spend $104 billion on apparel. This totals $134 billion spent on beauty and fashion annually. Some of you do all of this and say you do not want men to look, go figure.
Do you think we can be immune to what we see. Because of what we are, not who we are, this we cannot do. The doctor, the teacher, the preacher or nun is a title, a label, not what was born in us from day one. Do you think they do their jobs with their eyes closed, that they have no feelings or that they leave them at the door when they come to work. No matter what you learn in school and as dedicated as you may want to be, nature will have her way and it is then up to us to control what we do. So go on and try to convince yourself that they only see a form when they see you. This is not so, for when they look they see that you are flesh and bone as all of us are.
When he peers inside to see if you have changed or not or when she cups the scrotum to feel for bumps and lumps they think nothing about this is what you would like to believe. And the thing is, many of us dress up and smell our best to go to the office, the school, and church or store. You say that your only intention is just to be who you are. You have the right, you say, to dress, or not, the way you want to be. But in the eye of the beholder, there may be more to what they see. It may not be personal, it is the way it is meant to be. You will not bend nature to your will. The creator brought us here so are you saying it was a mistake, he did not know to do. It is by nature that we are who we are. It is a fire that burns within us, it is the warmth by which we live. When the fire dies down, so does our desire, then, there will not be a thing, with life, left to be. And for some, the fire burns more bright and longer than for others. You may say this is all just being an animal. Sure, you are right, that is exactly what we are. We act as if we are so civilized. If you want to know how we are not, observe another animal species and then you will know.
The Sense of Sex
This is the first in a five-part series on the senses. The five basic senses are smell, hearing, sight, taste and touch. They let us live and are the means to be in contact with the world around us. They make life what it is, without them we could not survive. You have to be in contact with your world to be in touch with your Self. We live by our senses. They tell the brain what they have seen, heard, tasted, smelled and felt. Then the brain sends commands to the body. The senses are tools for the brain. They are the means by which we receive outside information for the brain to evaluate and respond.
First up will be smell, yes the olfactory of them all. There is some disagreement, though not by me, on which sense is the most developed at birth. It is thought by some that it is the sense of touch. Others, I included, say that it is the sense of smell. It is well known that newborns know their mothers by their scent; how they smell. It is what no other has, the “scent of a woman,” and they can tell. And let us be frank, there is no wonder why when you consider the path to birth. There are smells that you just cannot forget, and for me, I do not want to, ever. Though, I would say it is more an aroma that stirs the soul. That tantalizing smell of the female will not be mistaken no matter how long you may have “been away.” Just with a whiff, you know. It is the most powerful odor there is. This surely was not by mistake. The journey of our creation starts there and our birth ends there. It was designed to be that way.
It is unfortunate that women—mothers or not—are now covering up and trying to rid themselves of the smell that is a part of who they are. The woman has been made to feel shame of her body and scent. It is so sad. For we need the human smell to remind us that we are. And we wonder why it seems that man and woman are not as attracted to each other, as they once were. It is not the same. There is no denying it. There really should be no wonder or reason to ask why. But there is. Why does it seem that there is some hidden hand that is trying to pull us apart. Whose agenda is it? When we interfere with nature, nature will talk back.
We are born with our senses and for good reason. It is so that we may live. And we have to provide the stimulation for them to carry out the roles that have been assigned to them. So, when you smell it, taste it, see it, hear it and feel it you will know. It is for us then to create, invent and discover those things that awaken and give life to the senses. We have to put a name on people, places and things to know what and who they are when we meet them again. One thing for sure though, we have been stimulated by each other, just as we are, from the beginning. The most intimate senses, of course, are the sense of smell and touch. When you feel it, you will believe it. And the sense of smell tells us much about things in our environment even when we cannot see, hear, taste or touch them. Though, smell does affect our taste and the things we are attracted to or repulsed by, which prompts me to ask, have we covered up our natural smell to the point that man and woman have lost their natural attraction to each other.
How does the sense of smell work?
Smell is a very direct sense. In order to smell something and know what it is, the scent, with the least amount of adulteration, has to make its way to the nose. The sense of smell brings us into harmony with nature, and sharpens our awareness of other people, places and things. It can influence our mood, help us to respond to those we meet, who we want to be near and who we want to see again. Our sense of smell is not as accurate as that of some animals. This is what “they” say. Well, the animals are not dumb at all. They use their sense of smell for finding a receptive mate and mating partners. The very same thing we use to do in the beginning. Being civilized now, and human, I guess we think it is not needed anymore. We cover up our natural scent with all sorts of perfumes, lotions and potions.
Certain scents, that still smell the same, can remind us of past relationships and people we have known. They can stir memories that you may have once thought forgotten. Some scents make a picture come into our minds. Some make us feel relaxed; others make us feel excited. There are still segments of the science community that hold on to the notion, for I believe that is all that it is, that other mammals use a separate set of sensory receptor cells in their nose to receive social and sexual information from members of their own species. I say, we do too. It would not seem so to some because we have stepped away from our natural self. At times, it is hard to tell what is real.
The social behavior of most animals is controlled by smells and other chemical signals. We are losing our ability to smell nature’s scents. We have invaded our sense organ (the nose) with all kinds of chemical concoctions to make ourselves smell better. And this often suppresses our awareness of what our nose tells us. Many have been taught that there is something shameful about body odor. I do not embrace this teaching. People who actually use their senses of smell to test things usually say that they “sniff” whatever substance they are testing. And there are “sniffers” or should I say, those who like to sniff.
You hear it said that men are visual creatures and this may be so, but smell of the female body drives the average, even less than average, man wild with desire. It makes the heart race, the pulse quicken and without intervention will explode to an orgasmic finish, many times at the blink of an eye. Let me set up a scenario that was not at all uncommon in years gone by. There is likely no such need today as things are more easily done. It was all you had in your toolbox and you had to go there when all else failed. Back in the teen days when you have found a place with just enough privacy to be with the girl of your desires the girl of which your hormones have led you to. This would usually be in the backseat of a car, a room away from the parents or just about anywhere that would accommodate two teenage bodies in heat.
The atmosphere would be charged up with hormones and adolescent lust of desire where begging was the norm. You could not ease your way to where you wanted to go because of the one thing that stood in your way, the forever despised girdle. The small girls would even wear them as a defense against the probing mind and body parts of the teenage male. As much as you try, you are getting nowhere further than kissing, rubbing and hugging but there was always that last angle to play. At this point you were in agony and you needed to release. Well, ok, ok, then, just let me smell it, let me put my finger in it. And surprise, more times than not this would lead to where you wanted to go all along. Need I say you would delay washing your hands for as long as you could hold out. My point is, it is nature it is in us, not by us but for us. No one taught you this, no one told you. It is just in you as a male. Your nose would take you there. To a man it is more aroma than smell. It can make you weak in the knees and firm in the joints. It all seems to be fading away in the fog of body washes, and summers eve.
Mating when mating first took flight was helped by instinct and smell. In this day and time, of course, we try to cover up as best we can our natural aroma. Man and woman likely did not look that different from each other so it would not have been looks or some special getup or hair style that fired up the desire for sex. Or romance. Unlike today, man and woman did not have sex face to face, which came to be known as the missionary position. So named because early missionaries advocated the position as “proper” to primitive Peoples, to whom the practice was unknown. I believe this to be legend. Though it would be interesting to know how this really came to be. And as far as I know, no other animal do the do while facing each other.
Yes we are animals and man and woman were covered with hair, for good reason, with just four things of note setting them apart. Those things that made the difference of course were the sex organs and the female breast. It was necessary to be this way for survival of the species and feeding the young. Whether we believe we were created or evolved, we could not be the same. We had to be different to be. Man and woman were built to accommodate each other, for mating. Survival and sex (reproduction) are our strongest drives and they are with us from the start. Some choose to deny it, some run from it and others rush to embrace it.
Just a little sniff will go a long way. Leave your mark and men will follow you—that is—if they can smell you. Sex is in our nature as living beings. And so is our scent.
The power of the brain is what guides our lives. It is the first organ to grow from the seed of life. The foundation for the brain is set early. Three weeks after conception, a sheet of embryonic cells called the neural plate folds and fuses into the neural tube. This tissue will become the central nervous system. The brain’s “master” role is evident by nature. Encased by the skull bone, it is our most protected organ and is the command center for all of our actions. What we fail to realize, at times, is that it provides us with all we need to do our own thinking. “Use your head.”
The brain is made up of physical parts and has a mind of its own. Once the brain knows it does not forget unless that is what it wants to do. More times than not, it is to protect us. Of course, when there is damage to the brain, which can happen, it is not so clear.
The brain records all things that are of our world and there is no erase button on board to be used. It can figure it out. It is, of its own design, this is, as I believe it to be. As much as we know, there is still little known about how the brain works. I think that there is no way we will understand all there is to know. That is because it is not meant to be. Humans would be in charge, and we know how well we do when we are.
Our brains have the same makeup, but different—as we are—in what it can do for us. Our thoughts are one of them. As long as there is the power of thought, we will be learning about how we think, and the workings of the brain. There can be no end. Just as it is with life, there will always be much left to learn. The end of thought means there is no more. Life, as we know it is over. The brain no longer works. It is dead.
For a detailed description (by Encarta) of the brain, continue reading below:
The brain is the control center for every activity necessary to survival.
The adult human brain is made up of approximately 100 billion neurons (nerve cells), neuroglia (supporting-tissue) cells and other tissues. Neurons transmit and analyze all communication within the brain and other parts of the nervous system. Neuroglial cells are twice as numerous as neurons and provide structural support to the neurons. Three protective meninges (membranes) cover the brain. A clear liquid, the cerebrospinal fluid, surrounds the entire brain and protects the internal portion from varying pressures. This fluid also transports chemical substances within the nervous system.
The brain appears as three connected parts: the cerebrum, the cerebellum, and the brain stem. Two other major parts, the thalamus and the hypothalamus, lie above the brain stem underneath the cerebellum. Most high-level brain functions take place in the cerebrum. Its two large hemispheres are divided into five lobes: the frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital lobes and the insula. The cerebrum receives information from the sense organs and sends motor commands (signals that stimulate activity in the muscles or glands) to other parts of the brain and the body. Many areas of the cerebral cortex (surface) correspond to specific functions, such as vision, hearing, speech, emotions, thinking, and remembering.
The cerebellum coordinates body movements. It is divided into two lobes connected by a bundle of white fibers. The cerebellum coordinates voluntary movements by fine-tuning motor commands from the cerebrum. The cerebellum also maintains posture and balance by controlling muscle tone and sensing limb positions.
The thalamus and the hypothalamus connect the cerebrum to the brain stem. The thalamus relays sensory signals to and from the cerebral cortex. All sensory input to the brain, except the sense of smell, connects to the thalamus. The hypothalamus lies beneath the thalamus and regulates vital drives and activities, such as eating, drinking, sleep, emotional behavior, and sexual activity. It also controls the internal organs, interacts closely with the pituitary gland, and helps coordinate brain stem activities.
The brain stem is responsible for sustaining the basic functions of life, such as breathing and blood pressure. It contains relay stations for neurons transmitting signals to the cerebral cortex, as well as many reflex centers— pathways carrying sensory information and motor commands. Sensory and motor nerve fibers connecting the brain with the rest of the body cross over to the opposite side in the brain stem. The left half of the brain communicates with the right half of the body and the right half of the brain with the left half of the body.
Twelve pairs of cranial nerves connect the brain with the head and neck. Some are motor nerves, controlling muscle movement. Some are sensory nerves, conveying information from the sense organs. Others contain fibers for both sensory and motor impulses.
Be sure to feed your brain with the food of knowledge.