Seven Shrines of the Body: 6. Eyes

In some spiritual traditions the point between the eyes is known as the third eye, the centre of perception and insight.

In considering embodied experience with our eyes it seems to me that there are many layers of perception that go much deeper than simply what we think we can see right in front of us. With it’s fractured mirrors and disconcerting eye this shrine aims to lead us to those deeper places. In addition, it was also interesting watching people interacting with the shrines and checking their hair in the mirror.

Here are the images and meditation:

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You see me as I am

Yet I see through lenses of ego, culture and experience.

May the light that shines in and the light that shines out from my eyes illuminate and not deceive.

And so may I gaze on others with the eyes of Christ.

 

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