Jack’s Winning Words 3/2/16
“Don’t judge me unless you have looked through my eyes.” (Lucy Heartfilia) What if I looked at the world through your eyes? I might have to adjust my judgment of certain situations. Life is such that we have one set of eyes, and so it becomes necessary to talk with each another to get the total picture. Bipartisanship means working as partners to get a truer vision. This is for all of us (home, education, business, politics) who seek to “see” a better world. ;-) Jack
FROM DR JUDY: Hi Jack. Do you have any resources for where you read or heard about the amygdala being trained to recognize the false fears?====JACK: I have no clinical sources. My information come from a general scrolling and from pastoral contact with people who have suffered from agoraphobia and panic attacks.====JUDY: OKAY. That’s basically what I have. Part of my work is teaching the amygdala to respond differently, but still working on those Sensitives (mostly autistics) who go from 0-60 without even noticing the escalation.====JACK: I just wanted generally to call attention to the fact that the brain can be helped to respond in different ways. As NPR used to say about Dr. Science, "He's not a real doctor. He has a Master's Degree in Science." I'm not a real doctor, either, but I, too, have a Master's Degree...in Theology.
FROM TARMART REV: I have to look out at the world through another set of eyes for a clearer picture everyday, often moving my head up and down a bit to focus in!!====JACK: I might help to put on your rose-colored glasses, too.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: The world would look strange from some people's eyes but mine would look strange from their eyes too.====JACK: ...but we'd understand each other better.
FROM BLAZING OAKS: Back to the article on eyes in Nat'l Geographic, Dr.Nilsson says that complex eyes in humans and most animals have not evolved much since 540 MILLION years ago. (Cabrian period) And so many different kinds of eyes in so many different creatures!! So why not see the world through someone else's eyes, if possible; That's why we have discussion groups, and read widely...if two people see things exactly the same, maybe one isn't needed! :-) Just a thought... ====JACK: The eyes are simply transmitters to the brain. So, if and when the medical world moves to brain transplants, would we then be able to see as others see? Hmmmm.
FROM CHESTER THE GOOD: Joel Grey, as the MC in Cabaret, sings, "If you could see her through my eye." It is worth viewing.====JACK: I remember that song (very touching), that movie and Joel. I also remember the song, Money, Money, Money.
FROM SBP IN FLORIDA: How I see the world is through my experiences as well as deliberately redirecting my imagination toward the experiences of others through reading, meeting people of different backgrounds developing friendship with those whose vision of my world varies depending on their experiences. It takes work and conscious effort , which we're not always ready to require of ourselves. I wonder how Marco Polo and the other frontiersmen did it? it? You may already know this.====JACK: A Marco Polo story that I've used as a sermon illustration....When Polo came back to Venice from his travels in Cathay, he attempted to describe the incredible wonders he had seen there. People didn’t believe him and for the rest of his life (and even on his death bed) they tried to get him to confess that he had lied and exaggerated about the wonders he had described. His last answer was: “I never told the half of it!”....It reminds me of that verse at the end of the Gospel of John (21:25). "Now, there are many other things that Jesus did. If they were all written down, one by one, I suppose that the whole world could not hold the books that would be written."....Which reminds me of this hymn lyric:
"Could we with ink the ocean fill, And were the skies of parchment made; Were every stalk on earth a quill, And every man a scribe by trade; To write the love of God above Would drain the ocean dry; Nor could the scroll contain the whole, Though stretched from sky to sky."