The Mirror And The Eye – Inspirational Quotations

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Eye quotes

Children Of Light

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A popular quotation from the the 14th Century Rhineland mystic Meister Eckhart, “The eye with which I see God is the eye with which God sees me” is a focus I hold in mind frequently in meditation. Like the Zen thought-puzzles, this phrase opens out with so many elusive meanings — and then into states of awareness beyond meaning (like bliss). Certainly one such meaning is in the pun in English (though this does not work in German, so not part of Eckhart’s original meaning) “eye” for “I.” Hence: “The I with which I see God is the I with which God sees me.” My experience of my own subjectivity is my experience of the general consciousness of the universe which is “God.” Indeed, my act of realizing that my consciousness participates in “God’s” consciousness is God seeing me. God sees me in my self-awareness because who is seeing me…

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PEEK

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St. Nicholas Hospital Lagos

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A new smart phone based system, known as PEEK (Portable Eye Examination Kit) has been developed by a team of experts in the fields of eye care, research, and mobile technology.

PEEK is designed to be a comprehensive eye examination tool that leverages mobile phone technology to extend the availability of ophthalmic diagnostic tests beyond expensive treatment centres to anywhere in the world, no matter how remote.

According to The World Health Organization (WHO), 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide. Out of which, 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. Moreover, 90% of the world’s visually impaired live in developing countries; a staggering statistic, considering that 80% of all visual impairment can be avoided or cured (WHO).

Currently, PEEK has the following applications:

  • Patient record with Geo-tagging
  • Visual Acuity
  • Visual field testing
  • Colour Vision Testing
  • Contrast Sensitivity Testing
  • Lens imaging for cataract
  • Retinal…

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Getting up close and personal. For real.

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Melissa Garcia Photography

Hey hey heeyyyy, back to last Saturday… post numero dos (of cuatro, I think… maybe cinco… we shall see). Wee! So, along with my d-slr I brought my nifty iPhone lenses, and played with the macro one the most, because it truly is the coolest thing ever. I get so excited about it. Thank God Tyler shared my excitement or else I’m sure I would have been reeealllyyy annoying. Check these out!!!

Gotta start with my fave…. As I was experimenting, Tyler goes, “dude, take a pic of my eye.” I was like, “dude, I’m gonna have to get REALLY close.. are you sure?” *nod of approval* .. naturally, he screams the first time to scare the crap out of me. After a few expletives, I went back in for round 2; the result?

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woah. ah-mazing.

How do I follow that up? I won’t lie… these aren’t AS cool, because…

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Eye of Illusion/Of Mists and Magicians/my Art

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Tropical Affair

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This is a new piece-in progress-that I am producing for my book project.  I’m having so much fun with the different mediums. I missed my pens and pencils; however, I often utilize several or many different mediums in my art. Whatever I feel will give me the result I want. I started this over two years ago, about the same time I was jotting down notes for my novel.  I had completely forgotten it as it was put into storage when we made the move to Costa Rica. I was pleasantly surprised to see it looking up at me when I unpacked my portfolio to find some paper and was going through some unfinished and older pieces.  It always amazes me the way I can become disillusioned with a piece after looking at it for so long, thinking it is going nowhere.  If I put it back, walk away for…

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