I lost my sight progressively over time; my photoreceptor cells of my retina kind of ceased
So if you picture like a Jumbotron screen at an arena, and imagine the bulbs on that
screen kind of slowly and randomly break over time, that’s what happened to me.
So at first maybe you don’t even notice it, then maybe it gets a little annoying.
Eventually you have some issues sort of making out the image.
For me sight became this sort of bizarre experience where objects would appear and then morph
物体会突然出现 然后变成别的东西 再消失
into other objects and then disappear, kind of depending on what information I had or
what kind of clues I had.
It was this conscious, arduous process to see.
令人惊奇的是 由于这段经历 我直接体会到
What was amazing is, given that experience, I literally saw firsthand how powerful our
minds are to create the reality we experience, to create this immersive experience of sight,
for example, which I always thought was objective and true and not much to it.
But I saw that’s not the case at all right, sight is this unique personal virtual
experience that our minds create.
So that was sort of the profound insight for me in terms of how I went blind.
That was then really a gift in my life in many other ways, because I realized that all
of us really shape our reality, shape our experience of the world in all sorts of ways
that we’re not necessarily so aware of.
对于我来说 完全认识 理解 拥抱 致力于
For me recognizing this power, our ultimate power, understanding it, embracing it, committing
to it 1000 percent is an endless source of hope and optimism.
Your life is not happening to you, you are creating it, and that’s liberating.
It’s yours to make of it what you want.
Much of life requires a tremendous amount of effort and skill and discipline.
So merrily believing or wanting something for yourself doesn’t mean you’re going to
make it happen for yourself, you actually have to put the hard work in and make it happen.
我们都经历过不幸 挫折 失败
We all confront circumstances in our lives that are unfortunate: setbacks, failures,
end of a relationship, loss of career, et cetera, et cetera.
不幸的是 我们总在责备自己 因为那些
Now, unfortunately we very often criticize ourselves and kind of beat ourselves up for
those failures or setbacks, which there’s no good in that.
The key is what do we do with those circumstances?
How do they manifest themselves in our lives?
What do you make of them?
To my mind that’s really about introspection on how you want to internalize the circumstances
you find yourself in in a given moment.
And with awareness you can then take control and really work to create the life, the reality
that you want for yourself.