An old timer recently asked a newcomer why his Higher Power had created him with two eyes. After entertaining a few possible answers, the old timer explained that the 2 eyes represent 2 courses of action. One eye is to be used for looking outward at the world. The other eye is to be used for looking into ourselves.
There is nothing wrong with using that one eye to view the outside world. There is incredible beauty to be enjoyed and appreciated through our sight. The problem is that sometimes we jump to judgement and resentment based on what we see. Some people spend most of their time finding fault with whatever crosses their visual path. No matter what they see, they feel impelled to put a negative spin on it.
We also need to utilize the second eye, the one used for self introspection. In some people this eye has atrophied from non use. In the program, taking an honest look at ourselves, our behavior and our defects of character is a daily ritual. We have found that as we use that one eye for looking inward, our second eye spends less time judging others; and more time seeing life’s gifts.
Personal Reflection: Do I need an eye examine?