What I mean is, pray more.
These are the things that blind us: egotism. I’m blind about myself. I think I’m delightful. There’s nothing wrong with me. It’s everybody else’s fault. I’m fine. It’s a conspiracy theory. Close your eyes in prayer to see yourself more clearly.
Money. When I worry about money I can’t see other things clearly. All I can see are dollar signs. If you close your eyes in prayer you will see everything else more clearly and soon you will see the birds of the air and the flowers of the field. They do not worry about what they shall wear or eat or drink.
Lack of Love. I’m blinded by my need for love. I can’t see other people for what they really are. I see them as objects or as potential love givers. I don’t see them as they are, but as satellites around the wonderful planet that is me. Close your eyes in prayer to see others more clearly. If you could just see them as the eternal and radiant souls God created them to be you would love them rather than expect them to love you.
Prejudices. I think I’m right. No. Hold on, I know I’m right. Right? Right?? Right?? Thinking I know it all blinds me to what I don’t know. We don’t know what we don’t know. Have the courage to be wrong once in a while. Laugh at yourself you arrogant old fool! When you close your eyes in prayer you begin to see the other point of view. You begin to see that the other guy is not only wrong, but he’s right sometimes…just like you.
Religion. Sometimes your religion actually helps to keep you blind. What is your religion? A list of rules and regulations? A list of dogmas and doctrines? They’re all well and good, but they are just the means to an end. They’re the ladder you climb on–not the climb itself. They’re the map for the journey, not the journey. If you close your eyes in prayer more you will see your religion more clearly and know what it’s for.
Your idol. You probably have an idol named Jeezus. I mis spelled ‘Jesus’ because the Jeezus you worship sounds and looks a bit like the real thing, but it’s a fake. It’s a Jeezus made in your own image like all idols are. Close your eyes in prayer and contemplation and ask to see the face of the Lord.
Strive to see more clearly. Do so by closing your eyes.
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