By day the sun’s rays light a vast land of competing options, but as night falls, the moon shines a single beam of light that guides your vision into the ocean’s depths—your psyche.
As your awareness travels down, the deep blue below and the light above, your conscious and the unconscious minds meet. This is alchemy. At that moment, a bolt of insight strikes, and your decision is crystal clear.
Now you see that while there were many options, there was only one right choice. And with clarity, vitality returns. And with vitality comes motion—you are free to move forward again.
The difference between confusion and clarity is perception.
Your physical eyes perceive the world of infinite things which gives rise to infinite, competing desires. The physical eyes belong to the thinking mind, the mind that calculates, compares and conceptualizes.
Your third eye belongs to the intuitive mind, the mind that perceives the inner world and the spirit within matter. It sparks insight that penetrates what Lao Tzu called the ten thousand things, to reveal one thing. One right choice.
The ten thousand things flourish and then each returns to the root from which it came. Returning to the root is stillness. Through stillness, each fulfills its destiny. ~ Lao Tzu
When awakened, the third eye opens the door to knowledge, creativity, and wisdom. When asleep, perception defaults to thinking with its inherent doubts and limitations.
The information age is a good example of a sleeping third eye. The information age values thinking above all other human faculties. Data gathered by logic-based systems is the primary driver of decision-making.