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Pause to appreciate the sights, sensations, and wonders that the eyes present. 
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Aura
Thankful for my eyes
I learned that my body is wonderful and I am thankful for being able to see this beautiful world through them.
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Claret
Realize
I realize how wonderful is to have the opportunity to admire the world that I have around me, landscapes, people, animals, human creations...
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Daryl
Eclipse
On the day of the solar eclipse I am reminded how grateful I am of my eyes. Windows to my soul but also my favorite way of experiencing the world and the people around me.
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Margueriete
Thankful
I am reminded what a gift my eyesight is. Oftentimes we look around without really seeing or appreciating what a gift sight truly is.
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Dane
Vision To Paint
Vision is so important in shaping our lives, our dreams, the physical and metaphysical that we often take our eyes for granted. They are always giving us a view into the world and for that I am so grateful this meditation has highlighted that. I will go into my day very grateful for my vision and eyes and already know I am going to see today so much differently!
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Sophie
Gratitude
I've enjoyed taking the time to really appreciate my eyes for the ability to see the beautiful things in the world - thank you eyes !!❤️
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George
Second time.
It's. Ok. To. Be. Mad. Or. Not. So. If. You. Are. Take. 3. Big. Deep. Beareths
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Millie
Breathe
Look around you. What do you see? Smell the cool fresh air if you're outside. Feel the floor with your feet if you're inside. And just take a big breath to let everything out. All your worries and all your excitements of the day.
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Sarah
Eyes
This was an unusual session but I still appreciated the imagery and sensations shared
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Katie
Eyes
I learned that I have pain behind my eyes and I was unable to relax the forehead muscle between my eyes.
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Felicia
Meditation on the eyes
I learned that I have a great appreciation for my eyes and pray that I always have their use.
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Aubrey
I loved this!
I've never truly paid my eyes the gratitude and respect that they deserve. I'm a very visual person, some would say I eat through my eyes, but I've seemed to neglect them and all of the wonderful things they help me see.
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Mekayla
Gratitude for my eyes
They allow me to see the beauty in the world around me. They allow me to learn from my mistakes. They also remind me that it's okay to have some help because I can't see without the help of glasses and contacts :)
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Crystal
Appreciate things
Our eyes is the greatest platform we can use to appreciate things. To feel the joy in other peoples smile and appreciate the things around us. I learned that whenever i feel down or sad or stressed, i just have to use my eyes and see all the beautiful things around me.
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Maddy
Eyes
Eyes feel heavy, sleep is important and I started to fall asleep during! I need to be able to sleep faster.
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Anika
Wow
This made my sleep way more peaceful now im ready to start the day
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Emily
☮️
I have now come to appreciate my eyes. Which is something I've never really thought about. I learned we need to appreciate more and judge less. Just love!
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Krissy
Eyes
I've learned how to appreciate my eyes and my gift of vision. How important it is to take in everything that is beautiful.
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Jade
Gratitude for my eyes
I learned that my eyes are my vision to the world. If it wasn’t for my eyes I wouldn’t be able to experience life the same as I do now with perfect vision 👀🙌🏼
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Lisa
Eyes
I learned to appreciate my eyes, having the ability to see the people around me and their emotions and how beautiful being a human being is
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Leah
The eyes
Be appreciative of what you see and who you see. The eyes are the windows to the soul. Just like taking anything for granted, the organs that hold the senses are especially invaluable.
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Everett
So
This river this field a tree and a bird all have me in common, you too. Our community is what we all share
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Gay
Meditation was relaxing. Thank you!
I am a wonder we so it was good to stay connected for me. Gay
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Kellee
Happy Sunday 11-12-17
I learned that I was personally taking for granted what my eyes do for me. I don’t give them enough credit for their daily duties or the beauty they really give me. I am honored to have my eyesight to see what Mother Nature unselfishly has provided us, to see my family & friends, and acquaintances, etc. I honor and admire those who cannot or who do not have the power to see. Bless you all. Thank you, Aura! Have a great day, Everyone!
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Alan
I see what I’ve been taking for granted...
...and that is how grateful I am that my eyes let me look upon those that I love, and that I should let my eyes look *with* love more often.
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Marina
True windows to the world
I am so glad for my eyes as for my whole body, it’s being serving me better than I deserve for 46 years. I will nurture and treat it better than ever before. Learning to love who I am...
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Sherry
Eyes
Are a tremendous gift! Just to take some time to focus on that which allows us to focus on our world, was quite nice...and long overdo. I liked this practice. I'm think'n I might do this one again and again allowing time to focus on my heart/lungs/etc. giving thanks for the blessing of each What a nice pre-Thanksgiving practice, this one!!!
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Alyssa
Appreciation
It wasn’t until towards the end of this exercise I really grasped a message. I do appreciate seeing my loved ones faces and being lucky to be able to see their expressions of love and happiness. Sometimes made by me. Good exercise.
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Corey
Ojos are beautiful.
We see what want to see in nature. Focus on the greens, purples, blues, greys, yellows and oranges and whites and earthy woods and trees. Stay away from the reds and blacks. I feel more positive focusing on colors that are attractive.
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T
Being grateful for our Eyes
We never really pay close attention to what our eyes give us day-to-day, moment-to-moment, second-to-second. Appreciating the gift of seeing others just as they are, seeing emotions, seeing nature, animals, loved ones, seeing birds fly over us as we drive and the beauty in the sky even during the rain... bringing rainbows to show us that after the rough times comes the love of our Creator. God Bless you today as you see the world.. and everyday... Instagram @TinaTheLifecollegist
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Hg
I closed my eyes
When I close my eyes I am Magent myself playing with my cat and felt so nice to have a relaxing moment without my siblings you guys make me feel like I can’t do anything
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Tracey
I learnt that even though I can’t do much physically at the moment due to my back I am so lucky to
Have my sight to be able to enjoy the world and my daily life by watching others do what I loved to do before my surgery.
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Katelyn
i learned that
eyes are what get you through your life. they navigate you through the world. without your eyes, you would be lost.
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Tammy
The eyes
I loved focusing attention to my eyes and the importance they hold in my life. I had such gratitude for my eyes and all they help me see and experience. I would enjoy doing similar meditations focusing on the other sense organs also!
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Ryan
Tension in the eyes...
I felt the tension I didn't realize I was present in my eyes, and was able to focus on it a bit.
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Zach
Appreciation
The simple act of being able to observe the world around us is such an amazing gift. The eyes show us the world and can show us ourselves if we let them
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DorDor
I need something to help me upon wakening
in the morning. This could be the one. As usual I wish there weren’t so many different meditations because I can’t remember them all. Afraid of forgetting many useful ones.
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Lisa
Taking my sight for granted
I learned that taking my sight for granted is sad bc it clearly is one of the most important senses & as I let my mind wander I could see all those I love & started thinking what if I were born blind? I wouldn’t be able to picture them & the memories would be so much less powerful & vivid esp those of my deceased loved ones. Today was the perfect day for this as I lost my aunt last night & I can see her so clearly in my mind & I’m beyond grateful as she was so special to me. I am blessed to see their faces everyday in my memory but only bc I had my sight to allow it. I watched each of them so closely with my eyes & I only just realized now that I DID LOOK at them so deeply with my eyes & can now remember every little detail which is a true blessing in and of itself. So I’ll no longer take my sight for granted. I want to wake up everyday looking to see the beauty in everyone & everything I hold dear. This was not what I was looking for today in my affirmation but I’m glad it found me.
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Michelle
Gratitude
Our eyes rest gently in our eye sockets- allowing us to experience others’ joy when we see them smile or laugh
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Laurie
Eyes!
This made me realize I have soooo much tension around my eyes and between my eyebrows. :( by the end I felt a tiny bit of relaxation around them but wow it’s bad! That was eye-opening! Pun intended lol. I appreciate my eyes so much and the sockets they rest in and being able to see the beauty of this world and my fiancé’s face :)
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Jess
Focus
This practice allowed me to fall deep into the practice and how my body was feeling, regardless of what was going on around me. I had a point of focus to return to.
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Kris
In pain
Even when in extreme pain, it’s important for me to have gratitude for my body. It helps let go of the feelings I have towards my body that is fighting itself.
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Delene
Grateful
To be able to see the beauty of the world and expressions on people’s faces it’s the most amazing thing I’m so grateful for my eyes
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Sharmine
We often take the eyes for granted
It's one thing to see the world, but another to appreciate that we have the power to capture the beauty of the world and of living.
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Joe
Sight unseen
It is a great oversight on my part that I wake up everyday, before I start my meditation or prayers, having subconscious expectations that everything I “need” to work will work. My senses, my organs, my car, my electricity etc etc. How I can take things for granted, when four years ago I nearly lost all functions due to neuropathy and diabetes, is a human marvel. Yes, we push on, but we should take time daily to appreciated the many gifts we, too often, perceive as guarantees. Sight is no different. Beyond the natural functions of our eyes goes also a different sight that allows us to see deeper into the natural world and see the people around us. I’m careful today not to just walk by others as if they don’t exist, as often happens in modern society, but to acknowledge them and take in their wonderful existence. Love despite not being received. Smile despite being scoffed. Tolerate despite ignorance and the backdrop of an impatient world...
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Keiko
Eyes
This is a great practice as it reminded me to be grateful for my sight and all that my eyes do for me. I really hadn’t thought much about this until this meditation. It was great to take time to appreciate my eyes and not take my sight for granted.
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Paulina
Gratitude
Be grateful for the things we thing are granted, like our body
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Erica
Day 14
It’s easy to take things for granted. Taking the time to be an observer and appreciate the beautiful , simple things we have been given during this life time
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Bree
the eyes
being able to see the beauty in the world would not be possible without the use of our eyes and sometime we take them for granted but this time i got to give them the gratitude they deserve
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Sophia
D1
Voices are important. And people want to help. And this journal function has a minimum word limit.
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Bree
Gratitude for the eyes
This practice helped me realize how much I️ have taken for granted what the eyes do for me. I️ do not give them nearly enough credit. I️ couldn’t imagine a world without color, and without all the beauty around me. I️ will be more mindful and appreciative of my eyes, and how they help me explore the world.
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Alyssa
2/10/18
I learned the important of appreciating my eyes. They do so much for me in a day, and it’s a body part I never think to be grateful for. Sending all my gratitude to my eyeballs today!
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Renee
Appreciate The Eyes
I learned that we need to appreciate more what is beneficial around us, rather than what can change. For example, our eyes. I’ve realized how blessed we are that God have us eyes to see color, to see smiles on our friends faces, to see change in someone for the better. I need to start realizing how grateful we are, and not take it for granted.
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J.W.
sloan kettering
my eyes take in the waiting room bright modern furniture attentive compassionate staff small clusters of families supporting the one in danger my heart breaks for the mother and father their beautiful college age girl is wearing a protective mask on her face her left arm has a cotton bandage taped to the inside of her elbow we are escorted to an examination room it is all brand new state of the art clean curves with a sliding star trek door the renound specialist is a slender blond with a german accent he listens carefully to her pointed questions his answers are honest, clear and concise her important blood markers are all stable no disease progression it is good news the best possible news under the circumstances but she struggles to digest what he is saying I reach out and take her hand as I say “It’s all good!” a smile of relief comes to her her lips quiver as she nods and let’s go of my hand to wipe away the tears but afterward, on the train ride home the terror in her eyes is still there
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Sofia
Appreciating the Eyes
I learned to appreciate the eyes. Too often I take for granted what others don't have.
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Time
Vision
One's perception of thy's self is greater than he reality of what others perceive. There is only one you, make whom ever you desire
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Joyce
Ball and socket
I’ve never focused on my eyeballs before, and how they rest in the sockets, except for when they are itchy or I have something in one of them. It was nice to focus on them calmly and appreciate the roundness. Namaste
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Harman
Strange and blissful
First I thought it was a little strange but then I really began to appreciate the little things in my life that are actually the big things without my eyes would darkness be the only light?
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Lorraine
Appreciating the eyes
Learning to appreciate your eyes...being able to open my eyes everyday to see all the beautiful things that’s around me
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Beth
Eyes
While I have always appreciated my eyes I rarely appreciate all they do. The many gifts they give me on a daily basis I am truly grateful
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Micaela
A new day
To stop and see this new day with all that it offers, as a new gift. This is going to be a good day if i choose to see it that way. Every day is a blessing.
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Ash
Great first time
I felt like I have been REBORN!? This app is great. It really cleared my mind from ALOT
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Rayna
Relaxing
I felt relaxed and good right after I did this. It made me meditate like I never have before.
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Madison
I felt my eyes
I learned that I need to relax more and not stress to much and to appreciate my family and eyes.
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McKayla
Appreciating the Eyes
I learned that I don’t give my body enough credit for the amazing things it does and how lucky I am to be able to view the world in color and with perfect sight.
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Syl
I am grateful that I can see the beauty of the world.
Every body part is important and we often take them for granted.
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Kori
Appreciation
I feel calm. I feel appreciation for the joys (and sorrows) of the world. I am appreciative of all people and things that have entered my life.
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Emma
Aware
I became aware of everything my eyes do that I so easily take for granted. I have learned to be grateful for all the things my eyes can do.
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Anna
Be present
I feel that I’ve been very stressed most recently. I’m letting other people’s problems become my own. I need to learn to relax more and not be so uptight about everything. I’m not always going to be in control. Take a moment and breathe.
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Maddie
Day one
I've been really mad sad and stressed today. Just trying to feel better.
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Amber
New start
First day here is the first step to hopefully lower my anxiety stress levels. Trying to focus on the positives.
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Milenko
Real eyes
I couldn‘t live without my eyes and how beatiful colors are.
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Jorge
Tensión
De pronto me senti tan tenso, molesto y preocupado que me abrumé de una manera muy pesada. Sin embargo sé que hay cuestiones que no puedo controlar. No obstante hay cuestiones que si no son controladas, no se logra ni un solo beneficio e incluso se puede afectar mucho más. Trate de respirar y de ahí, comenzar a explorar. Funcionó, pero eso no quiere decir que sea completamente cómodo
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Jorge
Tensión
De pronto me senti tan tenso, molesto y preocupado que me abrumé de una manera muy pesada. Sin embargo sé que hay cuestiones que no puedo controlar. No obstante hay cuestiones que si no son controladas, no se logra ni un solo beneficio e incluso se puede afectar mucho más. Trate de respirar y de ahí, comenzar a explorar. Funcionó, pero eso no quiere decir que sea completamente cómodo
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Susie
Appreciating the Eyes
Am always appreciative of my eyes since I have personal family experience with vision loss. I like what you said about appreciating color. and the faces & smiles of others.🙏
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Lindsey
Eyes
Appreciate your eyes they see joy for you let you know what joy looks like
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Kat
Eyes
I noticed that my left eye, where my headaches typically start, felt tighter than my right eye. That was something I had not noticed before. I am grateful for the chance to learn something new about my body’s way of reacting to my chronic disease.
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Susan
Aprecio la vida
To look and feel alive, to look and see in the eyes. Thanks
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Tiff
Thank you eyes
I learned that I need to be happy for the little things in my life that are actually bigger then I imagined my senses especially my eyes
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Priyanka
Thankfulness
I realized it’s necessary to be thankful. Being able to express gratitude is a very difficult task but not undoable
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Karol
Better mediation practice
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Ellen Janeen
Anxiety
I learned that acknowledging that I feel anxious is an important part of calming that sensation.