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Our Eyes Stay the Same From Birth?

Updated on August 30, 2018
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Our Eyes ~ What do you see?

My husband recently shared a fact with me as he stated, “ your eyes stay the same size. You are born with them, and they stay the same.” Now, this is very true. However, eyelids and lashes do change as you grow into an adult. For that matter, they change again as we age and begin the process of wrinkle and squint.

As I pondered this statement, and I do admit I used Google to look it up, I am sure many of you will do the same, but as I reflected on the information, I kept coming back to this fact in my thought process. What was it about this statement that intrigued me?

I must admit I have been experiencing a type of renewal as of late, of which the details are irrelevant. But, I kept returning to this simple fact - our eyes stay the same from birth and throughout our lives.

The truth of the statement is our eyeballs are what stays the same. The eyeball is the center the core, the part that is essential to see, as in action to understand. Now, this does not take into account those with visual impairment as they visualize in their mind and yet, how different is that action really, as it remains the art of placing a picture into our account, whether distorted or not and reacting to it. The effect remains the same, to see.

As a person who uses words to convey and even process my experiential learning, I am captivated by this statement, “Your eyes stay the same from birth.” Very recently I was floundering a bit with inspirational writing. It was not a block, so to speak, as thoughts were visualizing in my head, it was just that I did not act upon them and I didn’t feel led to share.

So, before I focused on the idea of a new piece, I decided to allow some time to think and process my obsession with this statement. I realized quickly the thing that kept me cycling back to this point, was the idea that if things don’t change they remain the same. Therefore, they’re constant, and they are captivating images and noting them in my brain, either through instant imprinting or after visualization and refinement they store and archive, it’s a fact, it just happens.

I realized they are just that, archived, and, therefore, able to be recalled at any moment. At times, these visions serve us well in relation to positive memory. Other times they’re a distraction or worse a weapon of destruction in reliving past memories that were not completely necessary, especially if taken out of context, to spiritual growth.

I realized how important it was to respect the imprints of the past, the visualizations that have made me come to this point in my life. There isn’t one person who could go into their storage cabinet of visual memory and use it for either good or bad. In time all things can be used for good if in the right mindset. Can’t all memories and or imprints be used to learn and grow and develop into a better edited, formatted picture?

Seeing Through His Eyes

I decided to go back and read some of the things I have written and re-read some of the things I have learned from others in my lifetime thus far. With each piece that I delved into, I saw room for correction in my work, either grammatically or with content. In those things that I read of others, I re-learned or experienced each of them in a new way as well.

My point being that my eyeballs may not have changed. The imprints and the archived material is what it is; however I have changed, and I continue to do so. I like you have experienced life’s ups and downs, joys and sorrows, facts and fiction. I have been a student, and I have taught, I have given and received loved, I shared and had things shared with me. I have talked to often and listened to little. I have heard too often and spoke too low as in not listening to the right things and not speaking up.

I learned that no matter what, I am dependent on a constant, and that constant is the reason I go to my archive and refine and edit and even re-use and most assuredly open myself up to learning from the stored material. I have realized as I mature I can always return to a happening, an archived piece and see it through eyes that are not my own.

That constant for me is my walk of faith and belief that Christ is my only constant and ultimately I live for Him. Because of this fact and this fact alone, I must see the purpose in all things. I must trust in the inspiration of the Holy Spirit within me and see that same likeness in every single person I meet. I must take old imprints and look one more time and see them for what God intended them.

I had a pleasant conversation with a friend about idols recently. We admitted to the truth of our dependence on said idols. We also agreed to the pure fact that they are not little statues of gold that distract us, but rather the things we idolize above God. These things that we place before Him, to our great frustration and dismay, that separate us from God.

Technology, money, status, pride, envy, sloth, sin, no need to continue, as I am sure you are right there with me. What if we took these distractions and accepted them for the tools they are and at the same time use our very constant eyeballs to see them for what they are IDOLS. What if we attempt to look at things through the eyes of God with His continuous correctness and empathy for all? What if we see others as our creator sees us? What if we saw the will of God as our formidable and only future?

It is a true statement “our eyes stay the same size from birth.” It is our perception and what we see, and more importantly how we look at with constant and loving Christ-like eyes, always learning from our Creator. I will look into your eyes, and I will see Christ in you, no matter what, please keep looking for Him in one another. Just look through His eyes.

Let Him be your constant

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      The Stages Of ME 

      5 years ago

      Jodah

      Thanks for the comment and for stopping by. I am so pleased if it makes one think, that was the hope. Have a blessed day :)

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      John Hansen 

      5 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Kathy,

      Interesting observations and insights. Inspiring hub and makes you think.

    • The Stages Of ME profile imageAUTHOR

      The Stages Of ME 

      5 years ago

      Dear Blossom

      Hello and than you for the comment. Such a sweet thing you said about newborns. As for the Eye statement, I know it is quite the conversation piece. Seems there are varrying opinions on it depending on where I looked when I googled it. It did stimulate the idea of a constant though and that was fun to write about :) God Bless

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A very interesting hub. I'm not sure I agree with the original statement, though. Certainly our visual capacity changes over time and the colour of the iris can change, too. Even the 'whites' change. Have you ever noticed how the 'white' of a baby is actually sky-blue? We used to say of our new-borns, it's a little bit of heaven peeping through.

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      The Stages Of ME 

      5 years ago

      Dearest billybuc

      Thank you for taking time to read and for your lovely comment.

      Blessing to you always as well :)

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lovely thoughts; great reflection. The renewal shows in your writing.

      blessings always

      bill

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