Hello Girlfriends –
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
The eyes are the gateway to the soul is what we hear, but I have to ask myself are eyes sometimes blind? Then, do we look with our hearts? So do the eyes and the heart go hand in hand?
To have new eyes to me means to have a spirit of a child. Watch a child as he/she discovers new things, new surroundings. They are in awe; their eyes see things bigger than life. As adults we have the experiences that have affected our perceptions and so we don’t see things like a child sees them.
Do you look into someone’s eyes when you talk to them? Notice next time when you’re in conversation; does the person you are talking to look at you in the eyes? Do you look at them in the eyes? When you connect with your eyes, it brings you closer to the person you are talking to. For me, when you are conversing, and you notice that person looking away from you it usually means they are distracted from the conversation. I feel as if that person is not engaged and I feel as if they really don’t feel what you are saying is of any importance. Am I on the only one that feels this way? Please feel free to comment and let me know.
Life is all about communication and there are so many ways to communicate. Our words, our eyes, our hand gestures (Italians are famous for this one), our facial expressions. But one of the most powerful form of communication in my humble opinion, is the eyes…….. for the eyes are the gateway to our soul.
I often wonder why people turn away from looking at you when they speak. Are they hiding something? Do they have low self esteem? Are they unsure of what they are saying? Whatever the reasons, I know it’s very important to look one in the eye when you are speaking to them. It validates them as a person, they feel as if you truly care and it shows respect for that individual.
So next time we meet – let’s look at each other in the eyes!
Remember, may the possibilities of today excite us all!