By Virginia Mudd
Wanting to be freed from a terrifying meals habit and pushed by way of a poor longing to discover God, whomever and no matter what that intended, Virginia all started a ten-year trip that coated greater than 10,000 miles by means of bicycle and numerous internal miles of self-discovery and transformation. Her seek takes her from a well-ordered, chuffed married existence into divorce, chaos, confusion and despair—and eventually to the unforeseen and profound resolution to her quest. This tale follows a modern day seeker as she bicycles her way—alone on again roads and in lengthy distance races—all the way in which domestic, the place she unearths herself as she unearths the God she is looking for.
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Where such mobility exists, psychological and ocular tensions are relaxed, staring is replaced by rapidly shifting central fixation, and there is a marked improvement in vision. It is possible to invent and practise a great number of swings; but all of them are variations on one or other of a few fundamental types, which alone will be described. The Short Swing should be performed while standing in front of a window, or in a doorway, or anywhere else where one can arrange to look past some near-by object at some more distant object.
There is also another reason for the discomfort which so many people now experience when exposed to light. They may not start with any a priori terror of light; but because their seeing organs are strained and defective, owing to habits of wrong use, their eyes and mind may be incapable of reacting normally to the external environment. Strong light is painful to the tense, strained seeing organs. Because it is painful, a fear of light develops in the mind; and this fear becomes, in its turn, a cause of further strain and discomfort.
Tension is relaxed, and at the same time, as the eyes move from dot to dot, an enormous number of acts of sensing are performed, in this relaxed condition, through every part of the cornea. This seems to have the effect of' ironing out' the distortions in the cornea. Exactly how, we do not know. But if, as seems likely, the disability was originally due to mental and muscular tensions, there is no cause for surprise if the disability should disappear when the sufferer has learnt the art of sensing and perceiving without tension.