Right seeing is a central motif in the biographical Lives of Saints Antony and Macrina. ‘Right seeing’, used here to signify the alignment of one’s vision with truth, is manifest variously as ‘the discernment of spirits’, as firmly hopeful trust in the revelation of the divine, and as perceiving the world from the divine perspective. Manifest in these ways, right seeing is both a guide for ascetic training the telos of which is union with God, and it is the fruit of that very union with God unto which askesis aspires.
Horstman, Jason. 2021. Right Seeing: Means and End in Patristic Monastic Lives. Obsculta 14, (1) : 144-166. https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/obsculta/vol14/iss1/13.