Your inaccurate perception of the world may also lead you to waste a lot of time and effort addressing the wrong problems while ignoring more urgent issues. This is the cost of having an inaccurate model of reality. It's not just theory. However, all laser surgery actually does is shave a few microns off your cornea. Any mistake will be with you for the rest of your life. My eyes are the last place I want anyone to tinker, especially when there are natural ways of regaining one's eyesight. Optometrists are licensed and trained to measure your eyes and to prescribe corrective lenses. Their entire training revolves around the correction of visual defects and the selling of glasses. It is understandable, therefore, that they are not too enthusiastic about any suggestions that you can do away with your glasses altogether by simple Vision Training exercises. Behavioural optometrists are a group who believe that exercises can reduce the progression of near-sightedness. They are generally open to the idea of Vision Training and will, in most cases, be happy to prescribe lenses lower than 100 percent correction. If you go to your optometrist or ophthalmologist and say that you want to do some Vision Training with the objective of getting rid of your glasses, you will most probably be told, very patiently, that this is unfortunately not possible and that you should continue to wear them. Functional or behavioural optometrists are mainly concerned with the treatment of amblyopia, strabismus and eye co-ordination problems. Their task is to keep under constant control the surrounding environment and the health of neurons, other glial cells and blood vessels. We all know that the stars in the sky are just huge, round balls of gas. And yet in many cultures, they are drawn with five, six or seven points, because of the atmosphere's optical diffraction or - quite simply - the observer's astigmatism. It is because of their vague resemblance to pointed stars that the most common glial cells are called astrocytes. They're like a parallel universe, a galaxy of stars in the encephalic microcosm. These vital star-shaped (in most cases) cells keep the brain together, contributing to the complex architecture of the cerebral mass. Not only that, they maintain homeostasis.

store and distribute energy. They defend the brain from external molecular attacks. They recycle neurotransmitters. Next, have your child count the acts of kindness she does each day. An easy way to do this is to have your child make a chart, put it on the refrigerator, and count and record each act of kindness she performs over the course of a week. Talk with your child about how she felt when she was kind and, if that kindness was towards another person, how she thinks that person felt. Now we're ready to learn the fundamentals of kindness. others as they are means seeing and hearing them without a filter of judgment. We owe that same courtesy to ourselves. It is easier to accept others as they are when we accept ourselves as we are. When we accept, we become more open to exchanging ideas and customs with others, which helps bring us together. When it comes to traditions or lifestyle, if we make an effort to learn about people, we can better appreciate the way they live, even when their practices are different from our own. Our focus is on finding ways to relate to each other rather than keeping our distance. Perhaps it was determined that one of those recipients had experienced something that was devastating or heart-wrenching. That smile is what gave them hope and a bit of light. It was a predetermined agreement to provide support at a critical space in time. Much like when one is down in emotions and calls out to their creator, God, angels, or guides for help and hope, and then suddenly feels better. Nothing is by chance. We are such amazingly magical creators that we pre-planned our helpers, rescuers, and even our challengers. How amazing are we?

How does that make you feel to know how powerful and in charge, you are? Most Americans were taught that prayer occurs at specific times, such as a meal, bedtime, time of crisis, or group worship service. Yes, I said prayer. Your friends and peers Your friends, colleagues and peers will inevitably influence your perception of the world. If you're not careful, pessimistic people will kill your dreams. On the other hand, positive people will inspire you, increasing the odds you'll accomplish great things, sometimes far beyond anything you can imagine. To learn how to surround yourself with positive people and design a more empowering environment, refer to the section, Designing an empowering environment in Part III of this article. Everything you experience, whether positive or negative, is feedback from reality. In other words, as you take action in the real world, you receive valuable information from the reality around you. The feedback you receive may confirm what you previously thought, or it may refute it, forcing you to revise your original model. For instance, you may believe you did an excellent job with your homework only to receive a bad grade from your teacher. This feedback from reality will force you to revise your stance and take the necessary action to improve your performance (eg, take extra classes, ask your friends for help, et cetera). They do not yet have any methods for treating common visual problems such as astigmatism, myopia and hyperopia. The therapy approach usually involves an initial eye examination where your visual status is determined. Reduced lens prescription and eye exercises are then prescribed. Lately computer-aided Vision Training software has been developed and introduced. I have some reservations about this approach since computer work is one of the causes of myopia. the computer to eliminate vision problems seems to be a contradiction. optometrists often use an assortment of equipment for measurement and training.

approach does not involve any mechanical equipment. There is nothing you need to buy or take; is required is your active participation by doing the appropriate exercises, and then you will see constant progress towards regaining your natural clear eyesight. They wrap around synapses, checking that transmission is working correctly. The list could go on. Every fan of HiFi - as High-Fidelity' reproduced music was once called - knows that the cables that connect the record player to the amplifier, and the amplifier to the loudspeakers, must be well insulated in order to transmit frequencies faithfully and avoid interference. <a href=''>This</a> is something that oligodendrocytes (from the Greekcells with few branches') also seem well aware of, since their job is precisely to insulate axons in such a way as to ensure that the electrical impulse transmission system works correctly. This is no mean feat. Every oligodendrocyte can easily connect with 50 or so different neurons, coating axons with a sheath made of several layers of myelin - the mixture of fats and proteins that has altered the course of evolution. The fact that you can now enjoy a speed of neuron electrical impulse transmission of up to 200 metres per second is because the myelin sheath produced by oligodendrocytes allows axons to give a true HiFi performance. Besides neurons, glial cells and the highly complicated molecular microcosm that allows them to function, your brain is equipped with two further devices that are essential for its survival. These relate to blood and water - and their respective plumbing systems. Long before human beings invented aquarium filters, air-conditioning filters or even cigarette filters, evolution had already equipped their brains with a far more ingenious filtering system, called the blood-brain barrier. We are aware of differences--we acknowledge them and how they contribute to our uniqueness--but we do not allow them to interfere with acceptance. People have different color hair, eyes, and skin, favorite foods, favorite sports, and so on and that doesn't make them better or worse . Think about your best friend or brother or sister. You're probably different in lots of ways, but there's also a lot you have in common. Do you get stuck on all of the differences, or do you accept them for who they are? Sometimes, the differences between people are the best part of a friendship. Try to do the same thing with people you don't know--accept them.

Learning more about people and how they live can help you become more accepting. How does this difference make it hard for you to be friends? Or does it? Few of us were taught that gratefulness is a prayer. Would you think that our God/creator would rather have you constantly pray for more, or a prayer of gratefulness for your blessings? Which would you, as a human being respond to favorably, You're doing a great job, God, or Why haven't you answered my prayer for a million dollars? When you honor life, you naturally feel grateful for it. Speaking for myself, everything is a prayer. Gratefulness is a form of prayer. I am thinking of the beings who gave their lives for our nourishment and health. When I say beings, I am referring to everything from the ingredients of the meal, to the gas that creates the fire, to the metal in the pots that the food is prepared in, and even to the materials that bring the electricity and water into my home. What about those humans who invented all those pots, ways of bringing electricity and water into my home, and the appliances? And, the humans who took those schematics and made the specific water systems and electrical towers/connectors, pipes, stove, and pots that I use? The more action you take, the more feedback you receive, and the more opportunities you have to make better assumptions and refine your model of reality. Experience is a great teacher. However, what shapes your model of reality isn't only what you experience, but also the way you interpret it. And the way you interpret your experiences is based on the assumptions you hold. By learning to make better assumptions, you'll give more constructive meaning to your experiences. This, in turn, will lead you to take smarter actions and produce better results. For example, if you assume every setback you face moves you closer to your goals, you'll be more inclined to learn from your mistakes rather than be disheartened by them.