Writer’s Name: S.F. Hardy
Title: Vision is Possible without Sight
One day some time ago Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. He didn’t dream for himself alone, he dreamed that conditions for all people would improve in the future - from the current state of oppression and the non-adhesiveness that was being displayed in the “United States” to a country and place that embodied a sense of unity and peace. His dream of equality, desegregation and unification was not even close to the reality of the mind’s eye. His dream would one day come to fruition but not without the doubt of those who didn’t share his vision and most importantly those who did share his vision and found way through sacrifice and determination to see the vision through.
Vision and sight are polar opposites. To be able to see through one’s eyes is not the same as the vision of what is to come. Visions are dreams and goals that we as humans work at to achieve. Sight is what you see at the moment; vision supersedes the moment.
The concept of vision is easily misunderstood by many and it is often difficult to find others to share in your vision. It can be very discouraging to have visions that no one but one’s self buys into. It is wondered if those who actually are deprived from dreaming while sleeping, are the same individuals who can be viewed as naysayers. It takes a great deal of courage to share one’s dreams and aspirations with others for fear of being shot down and perceived as silly. But if no one dreamed and thought outside of the box placed the world itself would not be as advanced as it is today.
Vision is a very important aspect of life. Just about every organization, be it, college, non-profit and for profit has a vision statement that supports their mission statement. The vision states what, where, and how each organization expects fulfill their respective purpose.
To have no vision is dangerous because it is almost synonymous with the lack of hope. When an individual or a group is lacking hope they have given up. To have vision speaks to the character of each individual. Furthermore, when there is nothing tangible to hold on to and all else has been taken away, hope and vision can be held onto and cultivated because they cannot be taken away.
Through tough times good visions will come to you if you let them. There are several quotes that support the idea of vision and can be viewed below. Remember don’t be afraid to dream. You can have as many visions as you want, act on them and you may become a pioneer based on your vision. You will most likely help someone else with your dreams, so share and help others see their visions come true!
A closed mind is heavy, making takeoff difficult, if not impossible – vision, understanding and tolerance however, will take you as far as the open mind allows.
“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you’re riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” ~Bob Marley
“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.” ~Helen Keller
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~Carl Jung