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Seeing Without Sight

How a visually impaired man helped us see the truth.

We experience the world around us through our five senses. With them we can see the faces of our loved ones, taste the finer things in life, and hear the singing of birds.

As crucial as they are, what do we do when we discover one isn’t as reliable as we need it to be?

That’s a question that Tommy Edison doesn’t have to worry over. As a blind man, he can’t rely on his eyes to see but that doesn’t mean that he is without a sense of sight.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel that has nearly 241,000 views, Mr. Edison shares his views on racism and the futility of judging each other by only what our eyes tell us.

Mr. Edison may not have optical vision, but he credits that for giving him a valuable capability.

Without eyesight, he is able to judge people by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin.

We may look different, but we are all the same inside.(Photo: We may look different, but we are all the same inside.)

He can see people as just people without the classification of white, black, or brown. He cannot see race.

Often times when we meet people, we see their physical features, their clothing or possessions and make snap judgements about who they are as individuals.

We already know how damaging judging others without truly knowing them is, but that doesn’t stop us from doing it regularly.

Perhaps if we learn to use the same sort of sight, a sight guided by our heart and not our eyes, we can start to see people as they are beneath the surface.

Our differences are only skin deep. (Photo: Our differences are only skin deep. )

As important as our five senses are, our heart can guide us through it all. 

If we use our hearts to look at others and take them in as they really are, we can accept them without the superficial packages.

When we are able to recognize the inner value of others, we are seeing without sight.

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