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Former optometrist Jacob Israel Liberman, regained his 20/20 eyesight with meditation and awareness. Since then he helps people see better again and wrote the books 'Take Off Your Glasses and See', 'Wisdom From an Empty Mind' and 'Luminous Life'.

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“A belief does not even come close to having a direct experience. Everybody needs to have their own experiences.”

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“A good thought experiment is to imagine that a snake, a bee, and a shark are all looking at a flower. A snake sees in the infrared spectrum, a bee sees in the ultraviolet spectrum, and a shark sees only shades of gray. Of course if you and I are looking at the flower we see something totally different. And all of us think we are seeing the same thing. We do the same thing when we are looking at the idea of God, not realizing that we’re looking at God through the different perceptual lenses of our society. And we all believe that we are seeing things more accurately than anyone else when in reality it’s only our angle of perception, or to be precise, the frequency of our perception.”

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“All of the functions of your body have to be in harmony with Mother Nature. Most disease and chronic illness is because we are chronically out of sync with Mother Nature. Most of us are not living life according to the patterns of light and darkness in nature. Most of us are living according to ideas or beliefs that we have. Beliefs have nothing to do with life. Ideas are continually changing. What happens in Mother Nature is pretty consistent day-to-day.”

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“All the diseases of civilisation, that are now of epidemic proportions because we're living inside and we're spending all of our days in front of computers. All of that stuff is reduced dramatically when we have ample amounts of light.”

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“Animals live in the Kingdom of God. We occasionally visit on weekends.”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“Anxiety due to environmental stress is a major cause of myopia.”

Jacob Liberman Take Off Your Glasses and See

“Are you a human being or a human doing?”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“As people looked at colors, I would ask them how they felt. And everyone responded, but each response was individualized. With almost everyone, they were receptive to some colors, which seemed to give a pleasant feeling, and unreceptive or even allergic to others. With the allergic responses, people would recoil and show other signs of bodily stress. Subjectively, ''It doesn't feel good.''”

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“Being normal isn't natural or healthy.”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“Everyone thinks that we see by virtue of light that enters our eyes. But just as the aura creates the body, and not the other way around, we create our visual experience by projecting light out of our eyes.”

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“Find a safe comfortable environment and take off your glasses and see what kind of feelings arise. Because the feelings that arise when you remove your glasses are often very similar to the feelings you had before you started wearing glasses. They are in fact the very emotions that were part of the situation that may have caused you to wear glasses in the first place.”

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“For most of us, the being side of life is underused, and the doing side is weighted down. When we are being, we are humane and very much in touch with everything in life. When we are doing, we forget the essence of our humanity and narrowly focus our minds on "making things happen." We forget that everything in life is already happening!”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“I began to realize the relationship between light and life, and specifically within the human system. It's not just plants that take in light and ''digest it'' for nourishment through photosynthesis. This thing we call light, I saw, has the same relationship with all life as with plants. It is our own, formless source.”

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“I began to see things that I hadn't even known existed. I saw auras around everything that had a life source in it, not just people, but mountains, trees, water.”

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“I discovered that the colors that people were comfortable with were vibrationally related to the aspects of their lives that they were at ease with, whereas the colors they were uncomfortable with related to unresolved issues in their lifetime or unresolved issues that were genetically passed on from their lineage.”

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“I saw that the colors, or frequencies of energy, that people are unreceptive to possess the same energetic makeup as their unresolved past experiences.”

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“I saw that, even when they were not aware of it consciously, people were definitely receptive to some colors and ''allergic'' to others.”

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“I spent years sitting with people, quietly observing, and I saw that every time we ''think,'' this light diminishes to almost nothing. This light around us is our precognitive aspect, it tells us what is about to arrive. It is our in-touchness with Life. And as soon as we go into the intellect, it disappears.”

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“I started seeing this Light that seemed to surround and connect all entities that were breathing with Life. I spent the next years observing this Light, and I ''saw'' something I had never heard of before. Everybody says, ''The body gives off an aura,'' but I saw that it's the opposite. It is the aura that gives rise to the body. I saw that this subtle, energetic emanation was the very Web of Life, the physical body's interconnectedness with all things.”

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“I've found, however, that real change only comes when we let go of the struggle, when we stop trying, and that the greatest key to healing our vision is also the simplest one: expanding our awareness.”

Jacob Liberman Take Off Your Glasses and See

“I’ve come to realize that what catches our eyes is actually looking for us and guiding our life’s journey.”

Jacob Liberman

“If there wasn’t an “Internal Witness” or “Observer” that sees with no point of view, we would never be aware of the thinking, worrying or the internal rehearsal that most of us experience throughout the day. That “Internal Witness,” that does not speak, is the source of the seeing. It is actually what is experiencing this reality.”

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“If we can get comfortable with what used to make us uncomfortable, our whole life changes.”

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“If you want to view life in its natural state, go into nature and observe animals. Wild animals live effortlessly in the Kingdom of God. They are always present – never doing anything early or late, excessively or deficiently. Their behavior is a model of the word 'responsibility,' meaning they respond to life with presence and awareness at all times.”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“Imagine that life is simply about taking care of ourselves. Feeding ourselves, bathing ourselves, tending to whatever comes before us, and in that way, just being.”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“In order to reclaim our natural connection with life, we must begin living with greater presence, respect, and gratefulness. We have been living under the illusion that evolution has ended with us at its helm. Perhaps the dinosaurs thought that, too!”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“Is it possible that our essential ideas about life are flawed?”

Jacob Liberman Luminous Life

“It's true that 98% of the light that enters our bodies goes in through the eyes. But the actual experience of vision is mostly projective.”

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“Keep in mind that light is a very mysterious phenomenon. No one has ever seen light, only the reflections of it. There’s still an open debate about how much information is transferred by light.”

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“Living successfully isn't about making a lot of money. It is about embracing life, and responding to it honestly in each moment. This alone is the true source of our prosperity, because in this practice, we evolve from human doings to human beings.”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“Many of us pride ourselves on being 'normal,' but what we call normal may not be very natural – let alone healthy! If you're 'normal,' you will probably experience cancer, arthritis, vision loss, or heart disease sometime during your life, and your natural process of saging will be reduced to aging.”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“No matter how far we evolve, as long as we are alive we will continue to experience expansion and contraction.”

Jacob Liberman Take Off Your Glasses and See

“Non-doing is not the opposite of doing! It is neither passive nor active, but a state of optimal presence and sensitivity. It is a fluid response to life, rather than a branding iron applied to life to get it to move "our way." Competitive athletes refer to non-doing as "the zone." In this state, an appropriate response to any situation originates from our core and is not edited by the intellect. It defines response-ability, rather than react-ability. Non-doing happens when we trust that life always has the first move -- that in reality, we are living in a state of "not knowing" -- and therefore, our actions are not isolated initiations based on our own desires, but responses to life's invitations.”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“Non-doing means that we are ready to respond to whatever life brings us, yet feel no need to initiate anything. It is the exquisite experience of being guided effortlessly and surprised by the miracle called life.”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“One day, in one of my meditations, I had an out-of-body experience. I saw myself in the room, and what I was observing was absolutely crystal, crystal clear. But the most profound aspect was that I realized I was observing myself holographically - from every point in the room. I was ''seeing'' all aspects of myself at once.

And when I came out of the meditation and opened my eyes, my physical vision was just as clear as it had been in the out-of-body experience. Totally clear. I could see license plates, street signs, billboards.”

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“Only one third of the energy that your cells create has to do with the food you eat. Two thirds is directly the light you ingest.”

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“Our eyes are not designed to look, they are designed to see. They are not designed to initiate vision, they’re designed to respond to stimulation by light.”

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“Our lives today are complex because we have lost sight of what is essential. We've developed technologies to handle the complexities we have created, but still have no time for living!”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“Over half the people in the United States wear corrective lenses, and almost all of them are capable of seeing much more clearly - if they would only experiment with changing their ideas about vision.”

Jacob Liberman Take Off Your Glasses and See

“Practice being present with life as it shows up, and life itself becomes the healer.”

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“Quantum physics states that nothing exists without the observer, and the form of what is observed is dependent on the observer's point of view. In other words, our life experiences are a mirror image of our present view of the world. So what we see, for example in another person or situation, is a mirror of our own makeup.”

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“Take care of what's in front of you, and the universe will take care of you.”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“The best way to preserve a child’s vision is to let them see things their way rather than yours.”

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“The most important things in life are our health and happiness. Yet most of us are neither healthy nor happy.”

Jacob Liberman Luminous Life

“The real violence is the internal conflict we experience throughout our lives, because we do not know who we are and believe we are essentially different from others.”

Jacob Liberman Luminous Life

“The reality of the situation is that science by definition is supposed to be looking at the outermost edge of what we know. What’s interesting is that real scientific spirit, looking at the unknown, and pushing the boundaries of what we know doesn’t always happen. Unfortunately, a lot of science has fallen into something that could be called a dogma, which is difficult to let go of. Real science seems to have forgotten that their roots are in the mystical realms.”

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“The relationship between ourselves and what we call light is a mirror image of our own internal makeup.”

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“The revelation I'd had was this: We don't see with our eyes.”

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“Vision may be characterized by the interaction of light reaching the eyes but it’s not actually occurring in the eye; as a matter of fact my sense was telling me that it’s not even occurring in the brain.”

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“Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins which is synthesised through our interaction with sunlight. When you have an ample amount of Vitamin D your chances of getting cancer, heart deceases and diabetes are significantly less.”

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“We are each other's homeopathic remedies. Continuously attracting into our lives an exact mirror image of what we are putting out. So Light is Nature's perfect homeopathic remedy, because it is the formless expression of what we experience as form.”

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“We don’t see from the eyes. There is some aspect of our humanity that is actually having this experience.”

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“We don’t see with the eye and ultimately we don’t even see with the mind. There is something that observes the activity of the body and simultaneously observes what we call the activity going on in the mind.”

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“We often talk about "wanting to be spiritual," but being spiritual and taking care of our everyday affairs are exactly the same thing. There is no difference.”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“What began as a miraculous shift in my eyesight got me into the area of light and color-therapy and to the realization that light is far more than the brightness that we experience when we look out during the day. Light is actually the intelligence of life, the foundational energy from where life emerges.”

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“What I discovered is that everyone sees something different. Color is not an objective thing, it is a subjective experience created within the consciousness.”

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“What I discovered over the years is that vision improvement is not about exercising the eyes or changing your mind, it is about recognizing both physical phenomena and what we call mental or conscious phenomena and that the “Observer” is actually the source from where all
this originates.”

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“What’s interesting is this, your body runs on light! If I said, “A plant depends upon light.” You’d say, “Of course! Everybody knows that!” What I want to share with your audience is that all plants, all animals and all humans are inseparably connected with light. Every function of your body is light dependent.”

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“Whatever we do, we do to ourselves – there is no one else.”

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“When animals are hungry, they eat. When they're not hungry, they don't worry about where their next meal will come from. You never see a bear looking for a job, doing aerobics, or taking a cigarette break! We are the only species with concepts of unemployment, exercise, and addiction.”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“When I do less, more things happen. When I do nothing everything happens.”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“When light interacts with the eye, it is literally looking for the eye, moving it toward the next thing in our life that we’re supposed to attend to. We often hear the expression “It caught my eye.” But, we rarely ask what is the it that caught our eye.”

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“When people experience thoughts going on within them what most of them don’t realize is the reason we are aware of this phenomenon is because our true essence is actually observing it.”

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“When something enters our awareness, that's the moment to take care of it. Don't pay that bill tomorrow, take out the trash later, or make the bed when you get back. When you see it, do it! Don't prioritize anything -- life has already done that for you.”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“When the intellect sees something it recognizes and fears, it runs. And where it runs to is wherever we have found that helps us to avoid the feared experience. We may run to overwork, alcohol, cigarettes, meaningless talking, anger - whatever it is that helps us avoid the fear.”

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“When the physicist looks at a photon, he notices that it behaves as we have always described God: it is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent!”

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“When we don't take care of things in the moment, they get backed up and we feel overwhelmed. But life never brings us anything at the wrong time!”

Jacob Liberman Wisdom from an Empty Mind

“When we experience unreceptiveness, or body perturbation - when we encounter something in life that we have never fully assimilated - we avoid it by going into the intellect! This behavior, I believe, is the cause of everything we refer to as ''addiction.'' Addictions are behaviors and substances we use to avoid having this ''it doesn't feel good'' experience.”

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“When you take light out of our lives in the same way as you would take the life out of a plant's life, we begin to contract.”

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