If you had the opportunity to see something for the first time or just one more time, what would it be? Having lost my eyesight at the age of five, this is a question that I have been asked repeatedly. The answers have changed several times over the years, but for the most part, they have all been physical in nature, ranging from the faces of my babies, my mother, a woman’s graceful walk, the words on the pages of a book by my favorite author, the view of the rising sun, and the seeming change of the environment as it announces that morning has once more come to pass. However, what if we were to look with a different set of eyes, eyes that look not at the physical but rather at the wondrous intangibles that are the true essence of living?
What then I would like to see is a world where children always have enough to eat, shoes for their feet, and clothes to cover them. What I would like to see is for everyone to appreciate the positive skills and abilities of others, as well as true friends for their hearts and loyalty. What I would like to see is for physical, mental, and emotional abuse to come to a silent and abrupt stop. What I would like to see is for every single person to come to the sincere understanding that they are not only worthy and wanted, but purposefully needed.
Upon reading this, some might say that these are dreams, and they would be correct. However, it is also very correct that nearly every thing that we see or experience began with someone’s dream. Whether considering the great pyramid of Giza, the Million Man March, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, that which is known as the American Revolution, the statue Christ the Redeemer, The Potter’s House or Lakewood Church, an incredible relationship, or the gift of your child, each of these amazing wonders began with the seed of a dream. This means that the incredible is possible, and that the most amazing dreams can become a reality!
All of this being true, what if we were all to step completely away from the tangible for just a moment, what then would you like to see, and what can you do today as well as tomorrow to make that positive and productive vision a reality?
With the loss of my sight to my physical eyes, I later gained the understanding that eyesight is not necessary in order for one to see. Just the same, if we can learn to see a thing in our minds, then bring it to pass through application of thought and positive action, we can also began to see even more of the very good things that the living of life has to offer. It is with this modality of sight that we can all began to see each other make truly meaningful progress on the Road of Victory. I’ll see you there!