“I can see clearly now the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind. It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day.” So goes the positive message of the Jimmy Cliff song. I like it!
To me, it’s a second kind of seeing, the kind that has me tell my friend that everything’s going to be all right when they are in a dark time. It’s positive, it’s supportive, it’s imaginative, and it often turns my seeing away from the purely physical and the mental and emotional dark hole that swallows my worried soul and the tough time I am going through.
The first kind of seeing, of course, is physical seeing…what I experience with my senses and the reaction I have to it.
The third kind of seeing is what I aspire to always, but especially when the dark clouds loom. It doesn’t depend on physical eyes, but on spiritual eyes. Those eyes look within and thus see beyond the circumstance to what I truly desire and what I have come to believe. They use my powers of faith and imagination and my skill of visualization to create what I want to see. This is true vision. Let me see clearly!
unity of payson
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