Porn is NOT an Eye Problem

Can a blind person struggle with sexual lust? Does a blind person have the ability to fantasize about sex? I believe the answer is yes. A blind person can struggle with sexual lust through sound, smell, touch and even taste just like a sighted person struggles with lust through their eyes. Now, let’s look at the opposite end of the spectrum. Can a person with sight be exposed to porn… and not lust? Here too, I believe the answer is yes.

You see, a person’s struggle with pornography is not an eye problem. It is a heart problem. Lust is a condition of the heart. The battle over lust is not won with your eyes; it is won and lost in the heart. It is won and lost by what you put into your mind, body, soul, spirit and heart. Garbage in. Garbage out. Now, the eyes are important I regards to what we put in front of them. We need to protect them, as they are an opening to what will go into our heart. However, the heart with the help of the mind directs the eyes and guides them. The eyes have to obey the direction of the heart and the mind. The heart is not directed by the eyes.

Energy Psychology is changing mental health with techniques like EFT, NET, and EMDR. In the last few years, I have read a few books on Quantum Physics and how its discovery has and is changing most sciences. Books such as The Healing Code by Andrew Lloyd, Splankna by Sarah Theissen and The Gift in You by Dr. Caroline Leaf.

In Dr. Caroline Leaf’s work in the study of the brain, she has discovered the brain is connected to the heart and how the two interact. She has found that the heart has at least 40,000 neurons, which are as many neurons as are found in various subcortex areas of the brain. The heart is our “truth center,” as it also stores beliefs and determines a person’s level of motivation.

There is also what is known as “heart transplant memories” in which heart transplant patients have memories and cravings of similar to that of their donor. Her research has also found that the heart releases a chemical called atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) into the body to help the brain have a feeling of peace and calm, as it checks the integrity of the message the brain has received. So in essence, I would assume if the heart brings stability to the mind, then a lack of this chemical would not allow the mind to calm down.

So what does all this mean about the heart and what science is teaching us of such uncertain and new things?

  • The mind and the heart appear to work very closely together. It was believed in traditional psychology that the mind directs everything in the body. However, could it be that the heart directs the mind which directs the eyes? Or perhaps both work in unison, as does a symphony. If one is out of tune, the whole symphony is out of tune and works together to bring balance. Could the mental health problems of our society be so out of tune with the heart that many choose addiction or suicide to escape?
  • The heart has memory. Science has now shown the heart contains memory at the cellular level. Memories that are not lost, such as in the cases of heart transplant patients receiving a heart from a donor.
  • The heart holds your beliefs. Most faiths teach and now science is discovering that the heart stores core beliefs. If the heart can store beliefs, does this also mean that the heart with its neurological system has the ability to think at some level? Is the heart a place of thought and morality?
  • The heart can hold you captive or set you free with the vows you make in your heart. If the heart has the ability to influence the mind, as we are learning, spoken or unspoken vows can be very powerful. As Henry Ford once said, “If you believe you can or if you believe you can’t…, you are right.
  • The heart is connected to your mouth, which is connected to your mind, which appears to have great physical, emotional, relational, financial and spiritual power. Karma, the Law of Reaping and Sowing and the Law of Attraction begins to make more sense when we consider the power of the heart.

Article 36 SymphonyThe theologian Richard Rohr writes and I quote; My scientist friends have come up with things like ‘principles of uncertainty’ and dark holes. They’re willing to live inside imagined hypotheses and theories, but many religious folks insist on answers that are always true. We love closure, resolution and clarity, while thinking that we are people of ‘faith’! How strange that the very word ‘faith’ has come to mean its exact opposite.”

As the instruments of the heart and mind begin to get in tune along with all the other parts of the body and soul that they connect to with the Director of the symphony, the desire for pornography disappears.



Cory Schortzman, Executive Director

Cory Schortzman, Executive Director

Cory Schortzman is an author, speaker, teacher and licensed mental health professional. Since 2008, he has served as the Executive Director of Transformed Hearts Counseling Center in Colorado Springs, CO. He is the founder of SARA, the Sexual Addiction Recovery Association. Cory is passionate about helping couples and individuals overcome sex addiction. He is also passionate about bringing awareness to the public and supporting the elimination of sex and human trafficking. Cory has been married since 1998 to his beautiful wife, Kerry, and lives in Colorado with their four daughters. He and Kerry have been seen on the CBS Early Show, Inside Edition, and ABC Good Morning America, Fox 21 News, and TLC/Discovery discussing the harm of sex addiction and the joys of recovery. He has also been heard on numerous radio programs.

Cory’s books include: Out of the Darkness, Into the Light the Workbook, Into the Light the Steps, Ashes to Beauty the Steps, 301 Dating Ideas, 301 Conversational Ideas, 301 Ways to Say I Love You, 301 Ways to Love Your Children & 301 Recovery Tools & Tips.

Kerry’s books include: Ashes to Beauty the Book and Ashes to Beauty the Workbook

Co-authored books include: 101 Blogs to Transform your Life, Volume I and Offended Deceived Addicted

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