There is a saying:
If you think you are the best, you will never get better.
If you think you could do better, you may well become the best.
The latter perspective has enabled ordinary people to develop extraordinary talents. It requires the right mindset, a beginners mind, which is constantly seeking “how can I do better?”
For me, this saying implies that as one gets better at something, it becomes possible to develop blind spots to weaknesses. If the weaknesses are not identified, improvement slows down or halts. This is very true for vision improvement and self healing in general.
A few months ago I was getting migraines almost weekly and felt like my health was deteriorating. It was painfully obvious that I was doing something wrong and so I took a step back and asked myself what it was.
After reading and rereading various health books I came to the conclusion migraines were a total ‘user error’ on my part. I was making the same mistakes I’ve always made, but the consequences were amplified by work pressure. I had managed to heal my eyes and improve my health a great deal, but had developed a blind spot to some very obvious bad habits along the way. I’ve been trying to kick these bad habits for a long time:
- craning my neck forward
- holding my breath for long periods when concentrating
- constantly sitting or standing with unbalanced or strained posture
- not sleeping enough
- reading for hours without pause
- hunching my shoulders forward
Many of these things cramp muscles and negatively affect the circulation in the body and especially through the neck to the head.
In the last few months I’ve focused my awareness on better posture and breathing. My migraines fell sharply in May, and in the last couple of months I’ve not had a full blown one at all.
To gain the largest benefit, tackle the greatest weakness first. I’m hoping that by tackling some of these long time posture issues my vision improvement will now progress faster. But even if it doesn’t have that effect, I’m just happy to feel like a normal person again!