Sometimes our blind spots are so ingrained that we do not even recognize their presence. We all have them. They paralyze and confuse us. Then, we may have a moment when a person, a situation, an unexpected experience enters our lives. The impact enables us to risk asking ourselves “Is there something I don’t see?” Once that question is verbalized, whether interiorly or exteriorly, change is possible.
“Master, I want to see.”.
Reflect on what prevents you from seeing objectively and clearly in a specific situation. Have you been offered a chance to ”see”? Have you taken the risk? Where are you now?
“Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.”
He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus.
Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?”
The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.”
Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.”
Immediately he received his sight
and followed him on the way.
Mark 10:46 – 52
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7
In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face.
Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you understand everything, you must be misinformed.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
The best vision is insight.
Your sight must become an insight; it must be turned within and used to purify and clarify your mind.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Every age has its massive moral blind spots. We might not see them, but our children will.