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.
Armed soldiers and military personnel were shouting orders but no one seem to be listening. They took no steps to stop the protestors/rioters. Their orders were to stand by, with weapons pointed downward. Even as the buildings continued to burn, in places a corridor of flames, they stood by. The heat was intense, only matched by the intensity of the expressions on the faces of the young, and old alike, who were carting off as much as they could carry. It was a free for all. Though there was no doubt in my mind that most of them were there because of their anger.
Dr. Martin Luther King had just been assassinated by the system in the form of James Earl Ray. You could expect no less than an outburst of hurt and pain. Oh the irony, when all the smoke cleared and the flames had been doused the guided as well as the misguided were left living among the ashes. The rage had given in to despair. Much of the Black low-income neighborhoods had been reduced to ruin.
Just a few months before his death, Dr. King and leaders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) held a meeting to plan and organize a Poor People’s Campaign for the coming spring in Washington, D.C. Organizers intended for the campaign to be a peaceful gathering of poor people from communities across the nation. They would march through the capital and visit various federal agencies in hopes of getting Congress to pass substantial anti-poverty legislation. They planned to stay until some action was taken.
The Poor People’s Campaign did not focus on just poor black people but addressed all poor people. As history records, before their plans could be realized, Dr. King was cut down by an assassin’s bullet. Although feeling the sorrow of his death, a decision was made to carry on with the campaign. On May 12, 1968, the first wave of demonstrators arrived in Washington. One week later, Resurrection City was built on the Washington Mall. This was a ramshackle settlement of tents and shacks to house the protesters. And as I learned firsthand, to call it housing is being generous, at best.
This time I decide I want to take a close look at the other side of the protest, though still up close, but more personal. I had to focus my mind to take in what my eyes were seeing. Some wandered about with a sort of dazed look as just waking up to a bad dream, while others seemed to seek solace and refuge in their primitive accommodations. It was clear, to me, that most were taking on the symptoms of defeat. It would not take much—under these conditions—to become demoralized. People were hungry; there was not much food. From the outside looking in it appeared to me that they were relying on donations as their sole source of food. And when there was food, it seemed they just did not have an orderly way of providing it to those who needed it most—the young and the old.
Nature had not been kind to the protesters, either. The skies had opened up and down loaded an overabundance of rain. There was mud all over and if you did not have boots, and most did not, you had to secure your shoes some place and do your moving about in bare feet. It was a mess. The mud seemed knee-deep in places. This was the heart of the “Poor Peoples” encampment. I went as I would go to many other places. I was just curious, not much more than that. But what I saw caused me to return.
It was, to put it simply, a hopeless situation no matter how well intended. The King had died. There was a leadership vacuum; it could not be overcome. The best that I could do was pick several out of the multitude to take to the base for a hot meal and a break from the drudgery of living in such inhospitable conditions. And in two short weeks, I would be discharged from the Air Force and out in the “real world” myself. How was I to know though, that Chicago would be my next destination where destiny would wave its unseen hand, again. I did not know if I was creating my own destiny or it was being laid out for me. Either way, I would be there to see it all. It was not a plan, it just happened. The 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago would be next, just in time for my birthday.
for us physicists believe the separation between past, present, and future is only an illusion, although a convincing one…
— Albert Einstein
Time is like the wind you cannot see, we only see what it does. Do we really know what time it is?
What is it that makes time so important? Why do we speak about it like no other. There are times what we say about time does not make sense. It is time, your time, my time, what time is it, now is the time. You will not know when it is time do a thing until it is done. How many times have you said it is time and it was not? If it has become reality then it was the time. One thing for sure, we live for time. Without it, there would be no space for things to go. Time is space. And all things that exist do so in space. There has to be room to exist. Space was here when we arrived. We are the occupiers. We do not touch space, we only move around in it. We live when it is given.
Time, as we know it, is a concept of “man.” And there are many who cut their time short. You would certainly think so when you look at some of the things that people do.
Time Is What Space Is
No matter what time it is time does not change. What happens in the space of time does. Time is not changing, we are. This is what I believe. For you and me, it is personal. It starts for each of us when we are created by our parents and is not shared. You cannot lend nor can you borrow time. And your time is the only time you will have. More time will not be given when you have no more. Time, though, is just not as important as what you do with it. When you think of the time that you have, the first thing you should think of is what you are going to do with it. What is just as important, is how you feel while you are doing it. To get the most from the time you have been given, you must understand what it is and how to use it wisely. The longer it takes to know what to do the less time you have to do it. Because for sure, we will not get it back. Our life moves on even when our mind does not. You can “live” in the past. You can never be there.
There are two kinds of time in my way of thinking. It is the time that was given to each of us—our own time—and universal time/space, which is the greatest of all; it was created. It does not change. What I am saying maybe more clear if it is thought of in terms of the world, at least, as we now know it to be. There are seven world time zones. The United States uses nine standard zones. Therefore, the question is, what time is the right time? With every area of the world having its own time zones, how can you know what time it is. Neither of them is correct when next to the other. Time that can change is invented by man. It is never the same and is not correct. The time that is, which is the time of nature, will always be. If we had the power over the nature of time, what would we do with it, where would we put it? Would we add a little here, take a little there? For sure, it would be the last step to the end. Wars would be fought over it, it would be stolen, and some would lie, cheat and steal to get more of it. Those with no power would get none.
You should not make your decisions based on time. Time will not do a thing on its own. Decide what you want to do, then make time to do it. This should be the order of how you decide. No matter how much time you have, if you do not know what you are going to do with it, you will not know how much you need. What matters is how you are going to fill the space. If you bake a cake for the required time but use the wrong ingredients, you will not get the cake that you want. What you would have, then, is a cake you cannot eat and time you no longer have. This time was your time. Let us take a look at nature’s time. In a room there are things, they come and go, some are added some are removed. It makes no difference what time these things are moved or changed, the space does not. Time is space. And there is a time for all things.
What clock do you watch to know what time it is?
The segment of time was born by us. The clock on the wall has less to do with the outcome than what we do. The concept of our view of time was imposed on us by us. All things live by the time and will of nature. Though we are the ones’ who live by the clock. We do need it to keep things in order. Just to know why we are where we are at all times. It is a means to know the ebb and flow of life. On a whole, it is a way to monitor and control how and when things are done. It is one of the things a society must do.
A system of time for each of us starts to tick when we are conceived. This is when life starts. There is a time to be born, a time to live and a time to move on. Once we are, there is a time for all things. We do not know the future. We do live for the promise. We do not control time. We do have control of how we live our life. Time does not change things happen. It will be the same no matter the clock on the wall. Time is whole, as it is with space. We will not divide it. There is but one time and it is the same all the time. It is life, it is nature, and it is one.
We may ask much of time, but time does not give. The question asked most, is for more. Time will not answer. It gives not to what we have to say. It stands still, though we do not. We cannot stop it, slow it down or speed it up. Nor can we waste it. The thing that we can do with time is live it. When there is no more time, there is no more to live. We do not start it over. Time goes on our time does not. We should live our time. We cannot get it back once it is gone. Time for all things was here before us and shall be when we are gone. It will be for all time. It is the only thing out of all things that we can depend on. If all things are removed, what is left is the space of time. There is never a void in time. It has been full from the start. In the beginning, there was space for all things.
We are the master of the time we have. Each of us has been blessed with a lifetime. All lives are one. No two are the same. Not one breathes the same breath. When we can, we decide what to do with our lives. This tells the type of life we will have and the path we will follow. As straight as this may be, there are many who do not understand this simple truth. They still try—but can never succeed—to live their lives for and through others. The only thing that you do when you do this is live your time away. Live it, do not live it away. Our time is the only time we have. Do not say I cannot do it for me, I will let someone else do it. No one can do for you what only you can do for yourself.
We never know how much time we have to use the time we have. Time should always be put to its best use. When you do not know what to do next, do what you know now. Your next step should never be rushed or forced. We can never breathe the next breath. It is not for us to know it all. It is for us to know what we need to know. The time of man is not precise. When a thing will be can never be known. Just as it can never be known when it will not. All that we can do is plan. The future is not ours to know. It can be over just when we think we do. Not a thing that was created not to be changed can be changed. The existence of life is one of them. If this is not so, who would turn off the lights after we know how and there is no more to see. It is not within our reach. We Humans did not create life. We were created by it to create, a life. The nature of life will not be changed by us. It is not for us to do. We are still learning how to think.
We will be learning about how we think and the workings of the brain as long as there is the power of thought. There can be no end. Just as it is with life, there will always be much left to learn. It would be a lofty goal to want to know why there is life. To think we can know this is reveals a great deal, about how we think. And it is a road with no end, as well. We are yet to discover why one would take a life. Just to indicate how far we are from these great feats, researchers who study the brain are still trying to figure out why we sleep. Sleep, a thing that seems so basic to know. We have dreams and no one knows why. Time is what we need and we know we have that. What we do not and will not know, is how much.
Capacity to Think
Our brains have the same makeup, but different—as we are—in what it can do for us. Our thoughts are one of them. There is no restriction on the thoughts that we think. There is a limit on the thoughts that we have. It is not the same for any of us. It depends on what we have in our world to think about. We will not have a thought about a thing we know not a thing about. There are no equal rights of thought. We do have the sole privilege to think the thoughts that we have. And that is with no known limit. Now, of course, we cannot all be an Einstein.
The world we live in is the thing that determines our thoughts. Our thoughts come to life based on what we perceive of our world. We are taught how to think. We learn from the many teachers in our life. Then we try it on our own. We decide what to think and that can only be based on what we are aware of that exist. What no one can do is think for you—though they try—because no one can know your thoughts. Your thoughts belong to you. We think based on what we know about; what we are aware of.What we do with it once we know has much to do with how we receive it. There is no limit, but not all thinking is the same. If you want more or different thoughts to think, you have to open your world to more things. People, places and things you have not known or tried before. When you do not, you will continue to think what you have always thought.
When I say to think a thought, what I mean is, thought and thinking are not always the same. A thought is just a thought until you think it. You cannot think of a thing until you have a thought about that thing. And our thoughts are based on how we perceive what we see, hear and feel. A thought just is until it is not. Think of a thought as being inert, not doing a thing from when we have it, until we think of what we want to do with it. The time between the two is quick. There is no way to measure. We are yet to know when someone has a thought or what they are thinking. And there is good reason we do not. We know them by what they say and do. We were not given the ability to read minds.
Thought is not only what you had. It is also, what you have. You thought and you have a thought. It is what you have thought, and what you have to think. A thought cannot be forced. To try to do so is called thinking. Once we have a thought, either we think it or it moves to our memory. It will not be undone. It is the same as it is with life. The life we have lived cannot be changed; it is what it is, forever. What exist to us is all we know. And we decide what we are going to do with it. Think about this.
Say you are walking down a long and winding road and along the way, you meet me. You will have a thought based on your perception of me. This is the first thing that will happen. You will then think about us. If you like what you see, you just may proceed; though, with caution.
If you do not feel safe, you may go in another direction. Or you may not have strong feelings either way. No matter how you feel, your feelings will be based on what you think. And you will act according to how you feel. We perceive, have a thought, we think, we feel we act. That is the course of an action process, as I believe it to be.
Why Not Be Perfect
What is perfect to me may not be the same for you. Perfection in the things we do is a worthwhile goal for all of us to have. We are not wrong when we do. It is not a bad word. It is a state of mind. What you believe it to be. If not to be perfect, what then could be your goal. It would be, no doubt, less than your best. We were created to decide the scope and reach of our lives. Observe your world well. And do what you must when you can and do what you can when you must. If you do what you must do, what you want to do will be there when you are done. You must learn to listen. And listen to learn. Are you listening, now?