My first job after earning my Master’s Degree in Social Work was working with blind children and their families. It was my supervisor in that position who introduced me to guided meditation and the metaphysical church that would give me the foundation for the work I do today.
Interestingly, as I was learning to close my eyes and “see” the world beyond vision, my clients were also teaching me to see a world beyond the physical eyes. So it is not only an honor to be a guest on author Stephen Kuusisto’s blog, Planet of the Blind, it is also very fitting.
Professor Stephen Kuusisto, who has been blind since birth, is the author of “Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening” and the acclaimed memoir “Planet of the Blind”, a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”. He has also published “Only Bread, Only Light“, a collection of poems from Copper Canyon Press.
Recognized by the New York Times as “a powerful writer with a musical ear for language and a gift for emotional candor,” Steve has made numerous appearances on programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline NBC, National Public Radio and the BBC.
I can completely relate to Stephen when he writes “The world is a surreal pageant. Ahead of me the shapes and colors suggest the sails of Tristan’s ship or an elephant’s ear floating in air, though in reality it is a middle-aged man in a London Fog rain coat which billows behind him in the April wind.”
Sometimes we need to close our eyes, or shift our perspective to truly see the world around us. This is what I wrote about today as a guest writer on Planet of the Blind.
I am very interested to know your thoughts on today’s post. Please leave me a comment with your experiences in shifting your perspectives.
As a clinical therapist, motivational presenter, author & teacher, Sheila’s passion is to provide a forum for people to process emotion & integrate spiritual understanding into their daily lives. Her new book, Enchanted One: The Portal to Love, provides readers with a guide to embracing love in every moment. www.sheilaapplegate.com
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