Disclaimer: The following may cause disorientation, vertigo and/or slight panic. If you currently suffer from any of these symptoms for any medical or psychological reasons, do not continue.
What I am about to show you can have an impact ranging from mild curiosity to altering the way you view reality.
The first thing I can guarantee is that even after reading the disclaimer, none of you will have stopped reading. Your curiosity won’t let you. Right now even if you wanted to, you couldn’t stop reading this sentence. You’re hearing these words in your mind as you read them and at the same time, anxiety and tension is starting to build up over finding out what the hell I’m talking about.
Okay, now that I have your attention, let’s continue…
Follow these instructions very carefully!
Close one of your eyes and continue to read until otherwise instructed.
As you read this sentence I want you to focus on everything you can see without looking away. Just stare at this line for a moment. Now without moving your head, look around and analyze everything that you can see with that one eye.
Okay, now switch eyes and repeat the same process. Become very aware of everything that you can see without turning your head.
Are you feeling anxious yet?
Of course not you’re probably annoyed thinking this is bullshit, what has this guy got me doing? Trust me just follow these instructions and you’ll understand.
Now, open both your eyes.
Blink a few times.
I want you to answer this simple math question, what is 2+2?
I’ll give you a second. I know you’re probably thinking this some kind of trick to this, but there isn’t.
The answer is of course 4.
Now remember when you were reading this with one eye and you could see your nose? Where is it?
It’s still there. But you have blocked it out. As you’re reading this you’re becoming aware of it and it’s starting to interfere with your reading. But you will soon notice that you can control it. It may be a little disorienting at first.
You do this all the time without realizing it.
This doesn’t just happen with your eyes, it happens with your entire body. Where is your foot? Your elbow? Your ear?
Your brain is actually aware of everything that’s happening around you at all times , but you control what you want to process in more detail.
Think about this for a while, and as you’re thinking I want you to start to become more aware of what’s around you. Practice this everyday and you will start to soon realize that you have been walking through life with your eyes and mind half open.
Pass this on to a friend.