See everything with empty eyes

Posted on by Teo Siew Yong

Innocent eyes

Have you ever wondered why children are always so blissful?
Do you notice their eyes radiate a certain emptiness?

As the saying goes – eyes are the window to the soul! If you watch children’s eyes, they will be clear and empty, that is why they are in bliss.

What happened to us in the so-called process of growing up?

As you grow up, your eyes become filled with knowledge. Then you may have sight, but not insight, because you see through your eyes that are already filled with opinions, judgments and beliefs. Your sight is no longer innocent like a child, it is filtered and clouded because you see through the filter of your beliefs, ideas and conditioned memories. That is when you begin a life of patterns, predictability and boredom. It is the poverty in your cognition that brings boredom in your life. There is nothing new to learn from what you see because it becomes a repetition of your past memories. The learning is missed and you stop your expansion in deepening the understanding of self, life, world and God.

Boredom is a very dangerous pattern that humanity is suffering from in the modern world. Living in boredom is tantamount to life imprisonment because one wastes his or her own life just by wandering aimlessly and eventually leading to self-destruction. Life becomes mundane and boring only because your eyes are clouded with the beliefs and conditioned memories.

On the other hand, when you see with empty eyes, everything you see goes deep and causes fresh insight. Like an innocent child, you begin to explore, discover and understand the intricacies of life. Every moment is a new happening, new experience and new knowing. Life starts to reveal its divine secrets to you and it becomes an eternally unfolding mystery. Your life will be filled with excitement, enthusiasm and liveliness. Where is the question of boredom?

When you see with empty eyes, even the very nature of your questioning will change. The questions no longer come from logic – the length dimension or heart – breadth dimension. It comes from the insight out of the depth of your cognition. The nature of the questioning also reveals the depth of innocence of the questioner. This world is filled with those who question from the cunning logic and arrogance of their closed mind.

In essence, seeing life with empty eyes is about getting back to the space of innocence and relating with life in pure awareness. You will be in awe by discovering the wonders in life which you have missed with the limited beliefs and conditioning from society. You will be radiating freshness, excitement and bliss. Namaste 😀

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About Teo Siew Yong

Teo Siew Yong draws from over a decade's worth of experience in the Vedic healing arts of Yoga and Mediation to share the sacred knowledge and experiences of self healing and self discovery with people who are ready to look within.