Yesterday I put some 0.5 diopter contacts in. Why? Because I’m a hopeless romantic. Because I wanted to see what it felt like. If the slightest amount of vision correction is all I need to feel better, what’s it matter, right?
So I put in two 0.5 diopter contacts, and went for a run. I don’t know that it was any faster than usual, but it was more peaceful. It went by faster.
I stopped to think about my fear and anxiety. Not during my run. After. They were gone. But not in a good way. I hadn’t overcome them. I had hidden them. I was essentially buzzing.
From this point, I realized that the state of mind that I began to fall back on was too volatile for a normal life. Maybe I fixed my vision too quickly, and I needed to taper off some more. Or maybe it was something else entirely.
I put on some glasses and my mind started churning. If all I needed to do to be completely fulfilled was look like a goober all the time, I’d probably go for it. I popped the lenses out, and put them on. And not immediately, but soon, something started to happen. My mind began to relax.
So I sit here today writing this post in lense-less glasses, feeling great. And here’s why I think it works:
My superpower, my experiments, or whatever I’ve done in the past have made me somewhat immune to mental strain. I’ve said before that I can see out of your glasses.
When I get stressed, or in the zone, my eyes widen, and my peripheral vision expands. My pupils dilate, just like yours, and I start to take in more of the world around me in less time. I call this freezing time. The problem is, that it’s not healthy to freeze time constantly, and that’s what all my experiments allowed me to do. To see in field of vision that I shouldn’t be able to, and probably wasn’t supposed to.
So with these silly glasses on, I shrink my field of vision, and my mind can almost rest with my eyes open. The smaller field of vision gives me a smaller chunk of information, something that I can actually process. I blink less, and can focus much better. Basically, when my body is resting, my mind is finally resting too.
What I think this means?
It means that my experiment isn’t done yet. If shrinking my field of vision helped me in this capacity, what can it do for others? If putting some specs on was all someone needed to help reduce mental strain, which we have proven effects every facet of how your body operates and ages, because it controls your perception of time.