Mind’s Eye

Hello God!

Thank You for our mind’s eyes. According to wikipedia: “The phrase “mind’s eye” refers to the human ability for visualization, for the experiencing of visual mental imagery; in other words, one’s ability to “see” things with the mind.”

I have met two variations of the phrase: “the eye of the mind” and “the mind’s eye”.

The phrase “the eye of the mind” comes from Plato. Philosophy is the path to enlightenment, to see by the light of the Sun in the real world outside of the cave of illusion which ignorance is. The intellect shows the true reality. This is reality as seen through the eye of the mind.

MindEye

“The mind’s eye” probably became known through the work of Shakespeare. He uses it in the best-known of all plays – Hamlet, 1602, in a scene where Hamlet is recalling his father:

HORATIO:
Where, my lord?

HAMLET:
In my mind’s eye, Horatio.

Mind'sEye

The Mind’s Eye is powerful. The Mind’s Eye actually creates the world.  Since “the world” for Hegel means “knowledge of the world” through the mind, then as mind develops, knowledge changes and the world changes in accordance. Mind is what makes human beings human. Further, the categories of thought are universal in being the same for all human minds. The world is the creation, the product, of these universal categories of thought. All forms of activity are the embodiments of the ideas of each activity.

We think, therefore we are. How and what we think determines who we are and how we live. French philosopher Henri Bergson has a famous quote: “The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” Me have to clear the lenses our mind’s eyes see through by a new happy knowledge and vision of the dream we desire to embody every moment of life.

For Aristotle, the purpose of life is not just to live but to live well, to flourish. Since this is so, it makes sense to think well. To live well, it is necessary to think well. As we think, so shall we live.

Fall’s air and sounds of falling gold leaves create a mood to think, dream and visualize. Thank you for your mind’s eye we create our reality by.

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18 thoughts on “Mind’s Eye

  1. Hi Glorialana , unusual pictures, quiet unique and also it’s interesting the thoughts of man in comparison to what God tells us, which is how we think in our heart not our mind will govern our actions (see below ) because they will influence our mind and yes then our actions as you said. This is why like Children we need direction because what goes in will make a difference if we accept it, this is why we must make every thought captive to Jesus Christ, He writes His Truth on our hearts, He is our Teacher which means we focus on Him.

    Immaturity Spiritually meaning we lack God’s wisdom, will lead us to fall into destructive ways of thinking and behaving because we will believe what we think and hear and instead of sharing God’s Truth we will share man’s error.

    God tells us not to depend on our own understanding or fleshy worldly man’s teaching , based on their own experiences, reasoning and logic but on His Truth.

    Proverbs 3:3-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.

    Proverbs 4 :23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

    Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.

    Proverbs 4:7 ( God’s ) Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne

  2. Good post Gloria 🙂
    I agree with most of what you have written but we as a race do tend to forget that knowledge is not all what it seems because it is not wisdom? Wisdom is knowledge with heart, and with just the mind alone…things really aren’t going too well for us around the world…
    The mind’s eye could also be the Third Eye? I sometimes use it as such 🙂

    I like the saying which is so true and the concept that we *do* create our world by our thoughts, which manifest in physical reality…so I’m working to get my mind to cooperate with me to look at things in a lighter sense and not to create so much drama! (My mind is such a drama queen!!) LOL

    1. Oh, dear Shree, I tell you a secret that my mind is a daughter of your drama queen. I think the queen has a lot of children :-). It is paradox but mind loves a drama. I am disciplining my mind by laughing every day. It helps a little.
      I invite you to laugh together.

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