Open your eyes...not the eyes that provide your "everyday sight," but the eyes through which you know what you see...inner eyes made gentle and kind by being washed in truth.
What do you see when you look at your spouse? Your child? Your home? A problem?
So often our "everyday sight" is distorted by feelings and frustrations and fears. A film covers our eyes...filters from memories, desires, demands. Our "everyday sight" has been shaped by how others have looked at us or how others have not even seen us, wounds we may have carried since our earliest years.
Being seen brings warmth and belonging. Really seeing another arouses compassion and mercy. To see with our inner eyes is to escape the tyranny of emotion and the willfulness of demanding our way. We become more gentle and harmonious, so do our worlds. As we grow in graciousness, so do the others who fill our worlds.
This year, really open your inner eyes, the eyes of your heart. If it is hard to do so. If you don't understand what this means. If you can't stop being harsh and demanding. Get. Help. An inner deficiency is twisting your life and robbing you of joy, and robbing all who live with you of the love you want to give them. Your new year will be blessed if you do.