Mastering the Art of Discipline in Seeing

Our eyes give birth to our vision; they are the gateway to the world we live in and what we believe to be true. Our eyes shape thoughts about things, places, and the people we meet in our minds, and yet, most people do not practice discipline in what they allow them to see and, instead, stare into all forms of media that we have access to and the digitized scenery that appears in front of us.

Whether through social media, the news, video games, movies, TV, or just our immediate environment, we let our eyes wander at scenes with both high and low frequencies, and we wonder why many have a depressed, gloomy anxiety-ridden outlook on the world and their environment.  

Put another way, think of how you feel when you stare into nature or in the direction of someone you love, whether they be a companion, close friend, or family member; you will see they have feelings of calmness, love, power, safety, elevation, and possibly oneness; these are all energies that are associated with higher states of consciousness or higher frequencies. One would come to see upon a muscle test, through behavior kinesiology, that they physically would test strong. 

Now let’s think about the way one might feel when they are zoom scrolling and have no filter on what they see coming across their smartphone or when they see a horrific accident or news story. Most people would say that they feel anxious, scared, upset, or even downright sick. These are all emotions associated with lower states of consciousness or lower frequencies.  And one would come to see upon a muscle test, through behavior kinesiology, that they physically would test weak. 

In turn, having discipline with your eyes has a direct emotional effect on your state of being and a direct physical effect on your body. This is why it is an important habit to cultivate and understand that just because you have eyes doesn’t mean you should take in all the images that come your way.  How you interpret those images will have either a detrimental or beneficial effect on your mind, body, and soul. Now we understand that some things are unavoidable, but it is a choice to continue to stare at negative images. Instead, one might just say a prayer for those involved in the image and practice non-attachment to the visual stimulation, and let it pass. 

Your Drishti in yoga studies is where you choose to focus your gaze but can also be further interpreted by what outlook you have on things. It comes down to how you process the images and scenery are a party to and whether you can find happiness in all things you meet visually.

It is not always possible, but having a positive mental attitude will shape the way you view things happening around you and to you. It is crucial as it will shape whether your experience is a lesson, healing, or a burden.

To expand on this, if you are encumbered with anger, fear, and anxiety, then you will process all images that come in with these emotions. Rather if you are full of love, understanding, and acceptance, then these emotions will be used to process things that you visually see and will aid in your growth and making sure that scenery doesn't give way to negative mind stuff.

The discipline of seeing also means how we project our feelings and emotions through them to those we meet. If we are not careful, we can communicate things that can be unfriendly or harmful in our interaction with other people. It then causes the receiving party to become defensive or standoffish. What you say with your eyes can either lead to a positive or negative initial meeting with someone before any words are spoken, following through the length of the interaction.

We want to use our eyes and witness the miraculous power of the universe that unfolds before us. Our eyes are the portal to witness consciousness and shape the view we have of our environment and how we interact with it. We must also learn to cultivate and practice non-attachment to things we visually encounter. 

Our eyes should be used with discipline. They should provide clarity on our road to enlightenment. You can choose to look at things as positive lessons and not add negative emotions to the interpretation of your sight. As negative emotions only lead to attachment, as we vibrate higher, with Higher Frequencies, we want to move toward non-attachment. We want to release labels from things we see and not pass judgment on whether they are good or bad, which can lead to the wrong overall mindset and point of view.  

It is why it is important to practice the discipline of the seeing, as through this discipline, we can purify the way we see ourselves, others, and the world, leading to a more fulfilling and joy-filled life.