Meditation has helped with my perception of the world. When I meditate, I see things closer to the way they actually are. When I don’t meditate, my vision gets distorted.
Without the centering practice, I start to divide people into better and worse, rather than seeing them as the truly magnificent creatures that they are. All of them.
I also begin to interpret data that might otherwise be neutral. This is also to my detriment as it inevitably causes pain.
Well, until there’s a laser surgery version of Vipassana, it comes down to committing to the practice and not forgetting to wear my glasses every morning.
It’s important to see things as they are. It helps us think of them as they are. Which, in turn helps us speak about them as they are.
Best of all, wearing corrective lenses seems to keep the sensitive, demanding, attention-seeking, needy and downright annoying ego at bay.
Wear your glasses. Who cares how they make you look?