Spiritual visionBy R. Valencia and S. Bismark
Philippine Daily Inquirer
A great sage once advised his students, “You must develop spiritual vision to see what matters most in your journey through life. After all, as your body ages, you cannot solely depend on your senses, which will ultimately fail you. In time, you will no longer be able to clearly see with your eyes nor hear with your ears. Thus, you must have a deeper sense of perception that allows you to see things as they are.”
What are the things we need to perceive? We must look at our eternal identity as spiritual sparks of the Supreme Being. We must recognize our undying nature, inherent beauty and natural tendency to love and be loved.
We must seek true love and find our shelter in our Best Friend to experience unconditional love. If we don’t develop this spiritual vision, we will remain blind. Some problems to face if we’re blind:
We always make our external appearance pleasing to others. We cover up our physical imperfections and feel embarrassed about our aging bodies. We’re blind to our spiritual nature and forget that inner beauty is eternal.
Believing that sense pleasures will bring us happiness, we accumulate possessions to stimulate our senses by jumping from one experience to the next, so we end up unsatisfied and wanting for more. We’re blind to spiritual love and joy that satisfy the core of our being.
Lacking in wisdom, we’re battered by fears and anxieties. A person with real vision knows that only his body will die, because his essence is eternal—as a result, he doesn’t fear death.
Indeed, a person who has spiritual vision is enlightened and liberated from ignorance. He knows who he is and where his happiness lies.
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