I sort of missed the Bitcoin hype, and by the time I started gaining interest in it, it was priced at over $1,000. But it has been stable at around $600 lately and I think if one were to start investing in Bitcoins now is a good time. But with all its promising future and all, it has a caveat that I don’t so much favor. Bitcoin’s blockchains are transparent, available permanently to the public, therefore allowing third parties to track all your transactions.
Enter DARKCOIN. I actually learned about this only yesterday from my good friend Louie, but where Bitcoin fails for me as a payment system, DARKCOIN wins. DARKCOIN uses an anonymous payment system that they call DarkSend.
A user’s payment is automatically split into smaller demoninations and pooled with the split-up payments of other users. Receivers of payments draw these demoninations automatically from the pools until they have received the correct amount. Anyone viewing the blockchain will see payments being made but they won’t be able to see who paid who.
This allows for complete anonymity, and I personally believe that it could be the future of cryptocurrency.
In short, I still think Bitcoin is great if you want to start delving into cryptocurrencies, but as a real banking alternative or an anonymous payment method, DARKCOIN sounds more promising to me. Also, since DarkSend isn’t yet live (it’s due June 27) it leaves a lot of room for speculation in price increase right around the release date, which could turn DARKCOIN into a very lucrative investment if you jump in now.
I have 269 friends on Facebook, and I talk to less than 5 of them a day, or even a week. I meet less than 5 of them a month. Luckily I still have a life outside the interwebs, but some are not as lucky. I sold my smartphone a few of years ago, only to have another one in the last couple of years. We are becoming more and more sick, and the cure is simple, look up and get out of those bright pixels.
I have been wearing glasses — and now contacts — for as long as I can remember. I am so used to it that it has become a part of me. However, I had a couple of chances to surgically “correct” this condition but something inside me always told me to hold back.
Once when I was still a teenage boy I was playing with used camera films. Back then it was expensive to develop photos so I didn’t always develop all the photos I took. This left me with undeveloped films, plenty to play around with. I used to take them outside and put them in the air to see the pictures. Then I noticed that some films were either unused or burnt, and they were pitch black. I was curious and tried to see through them and I couldn’t. For some reason I took a needle and poked a hole in one of them and peeked through. That’s when I first realized that I could see in sharp focus without the help of my prescription glasses. So I told myself then, that I would invent something to help people correct their vision. But first it was time to experiment.
I cut two films into the shape of my glasses, punched a hole in each, took the lenses out of my glasses and pasted the films on the frame. And there I was with my new eye healing device. I started watching TV with it, walking around with it, and meeting people with it looking like a complete dork. I could see fine but since there was only a tiny dot my peripheral vision was very limited. Not to mention that my parents and people around me thought I was crazy.
It didn’t take long for it to get old and I went back to wearing my glasses. Years past and only a few years ago I was at a drug store and saw glasses of the same attribute, only they had many tiny holes in them. I put them on, and there it was again, near perfect vision without obstruction. Apparently someone beat me to the manifestation of this little idea. I left it at that, busy with my then growing adult life.
Then about two years ago I bumped across an article online about sun gazing. It somehow reactivated my intuition of not taking chances with surgical procedures. So I thought, with this and my previous experience with the films, there are indeed natural ways to heal my eyesight.
Time to dig deeper and try out my new found knowledge. So from time to time when I walk at the beach in the early mornings I would gaze at the sunrise for about 30-40 seconds. Not enough consistency there to have noticed any improvement in my eyesight, but I get feelings of empowerment and wakefulness, both from the walk and the sun, which is enough to start my day.
I have been doing this now for a while but overall, as far as my eyesight is concerned, I’m still at the same place.
Today I found this video from Dr. Mercola. First a brief introduction, then the video:
Joseph M. Mercola is an alternative medicine proponent, osteopathic physician, and web entrepreneur, who markets a variety of controversial dietary supplements and medical devices through his website, mercola.com. [Wikipedia]
There, probably just what I needed, a good confirmation from a seemingly reliable source to finally apply what my teenage intuition once spoke to me. It’s strange how humans tend to believe in others more than they believe in themselves, especially when the others are men of some stature. But that’s another story for another day.
So, what next? First, let’s see how our eyes work.
Science calls it myopia, I simply call it premature blindness.
Myopia (Ancient Greek: μυωπία, muōpia, from myein “to shut” – ops (gen. opos) “eye”), commonly known as being nearsighted (American English) and shortsighted (British English), is a condition of the eye where the light that comes in does not directly focus on the retina but in front of it, causing the image that one sees when looking at a distant object to be out of focus, but in focus when looking at a close object.
Great, now we know why we can’t see that far. But why would a tiny little hole in a film help us see better? Let’s for a second assess how the pinhole concept works:
In camera terms, pinhole glasses reduce the effect of the eye’s focusing errors by increasing optical depth of field by reducing aperture size. Pinhole glasses work based on the concept that each hole only allows a narrow beam of light through. This reduces the size of the optical spot not coming into perfect focus on your retina and increases your depth of field. [Link]
The tiny hole helps the eye to focus, where it cannot. By repeated training, the eye will gradually relearn how to naturally focus. Simple, and very effective.
There is lots of anecdotal evidence to show that wearing pinhole eyeglasses can improve your vision naturally in just 15 minutes each day. While optometrists have been reluctant to carry out the necessary clinical trials to verify this, personal experiences leave us with little doubt that pinhole glasses can improve vision naturally with daily use.
Ok now we know how our eye works, we know what’s wrong with it, and we have one way of naturally fixing the problem. So where do we get these pinhole glasses? If you have time, why not make one? You could use either film like I did, duct tape like the video below shows, or even aluminum foil. Or you could simply purchase one from Amazon.
If you are interested in the science, and would like to take the necessary daily steps to improving and eventually naturally healing your eyesight, you could learn about The Bates Method. This will teach you specific exercise routines that will relax your eye muscles and gradually help you recover your vision. This information is based on the good research by Dr. William Horatio Bates back in the late 1800’s. Why don’t we know about this? Because the entire eye business will go bankrupt if we can all naturally heal our own eyesight. Knowledge is freedom, and with a little wisdom you too could set yourself free from wrong concepts and group thinking.
Feeling a little more adventurous? Let’s look into sun gazing one more time. There’s less science around this but there’s a nice video about it called “Eat the Sun”. For some reason it has been taken off YouTube so you may have to find it through the torrent channels. Either way I am attaching their trailer below.
I hope this little story instills new hope in you if you are interested in healing your eyesight without surgical means. Remember, it will not be overnight, as I am also still in the process of healing my own eyesight, but I believe that patience and persistence pays. And in the end it’s always better to live along with nature, as opposed to going against it. Good luck and please return here with your thoughts and experiences and feel free to leave comments below for any additional information or questions.
Time for me to go back to the drawing board, and start over with a clean sheet. I want to switch the direction of my personal blog from sharing my personal opinions, which is somewhat useless to the masses, to sharing more of my positive personal experiences, with good valuable data and perspective.
One of the reasons I am doing this, is for personal redevelopment, to stand back on my two feet where I previously fell, and to start taking steps towards moving forward again. While this is an all encompassing process for me, I will share more of the practical parts here, that may benefit others.
First is to rebuild my online identity and my web empire from the rubble, byte by byte, line by line, starting with better content and good clean SEO.
Wallace Delois Wattles was an American author. A New Thought writer, he remains personally somewhat obscure, but his writing has been widely quoted and remains in print in the New Thought and self-help movements.
His writing has tremendously affected my life in a great way, and I would now like to give back a little and share.
So I hereby present you my own reformats for the following books, with bigger fonts and no clutter:
The Science of Being Well
The Science of Being Great
The Science of Getting Rich
Jesus The Man and His Work
They are free for you to download and use, but unfortunately due to my limited server bandwidth and to avoid overloading from evil web bots, I decide to share only by email. Please write me at jerm at jermexpress dot com requesting the book(s) you would like and I will email you back with the PDF(s).
JErm is a self made online entrepreneur and web designer living in Bali. He also practices reiki and helps people live a rich and healthy life. This blog is his outlet for sharing snapshots of his thoughts and day to day life. He also takes photos, sometimes. Enjoy with a grain of salt. Or caffeine. Whichever suits you best.