Sunday, February 1, 2009

Eyes of the Soul

It has been said many times that "the eyes are windows to the soul." What does this mean?

If we look into another's eyes with the eyes of our heart and spirit, we can see the story of their soul's journey, both the joy and the sadness, the innocence and the fear. These things come to us as an energetic impression that infuses our awareness.

Many are afraid to look deeply into another's eyes. Even stronger is the fear of being seen oneself. And yet the soul that inhabits the person we barely know, this stranger we see while shopping, this TV announcer, this public figure - the eyes reveal the inner being, waiting to be recognized.

Often, we give up on both seeing and on being seen. This is because we have grown accustomed to playing roles in life which cover the truth of our soul-nature. Such concealment within roles casts a veil over our eyes - a veil of unconsciousness, a veil composed of our need to remain within habitual behaviors.

Nevertheless, if, for a moment, we could abandon roles and just look, and just be seen, what worlds would we enter?

Here is the invitation: see behind the eyes of another to their soul. Also, be willing to be seen. Such a shift can change one's life.


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