Being in the retail business, I work with people all day long. It always amazes me how I very rarely experience a conversation with the other person looking me in the eyes. I probably could count on one hand how many times I have noticed other people having conversations and actually looking at the person they were talking to.
“One’s eyes are the mirror to their soul”. We’ve heard that saying before. I believe that it’s true. People that we work with, sit next to on the couch, sit across from at lunch even the one’s we say “I love you” to.
Don’t just look at their eyes…look into their eyes. Is it fear? Could it be that we are afraid of what we may see? Will we notice a twinkle, will we find someone we knew from another time, will we find a darkness…a black hole? What about our own eyes? What will they see?
The next time you find yourself in front of a mirror, practice looking into your own eyes. Don’t look at your hair or makeup; don’t be looking for zits or food in your teeth. Just look at your eyes…look into your eyes. Do you feel a bit silly? Don’t. What do you notice? Nothing? Are they smiling back at you? Are they tired? Keep noticing each time you are at a mirror. Don’t make it stressful by “searching” for something. You should eventually “notice” what others see in you…in your eyes. No words needed.