They say the eyes are the windows to the soul and through the eyes, those of us perceptive enough will always see the truth. Some can look into another’s eyes and get an insight into their inner world, their feelings and maybe even their thoughts. Eye contact is important in communication and eye contact can of course be very intimate.
Having seen my mum go through so much this week, I really could read all her emotions through her eyes. There was fear, there was confusion, there was sadness, there was frustration, there was worry, there was pain, there was relief and there was happiness. A multitude of emotions flickering at different times. I haven’t been at the hospital with her everyday, some days relying on talking to her on the phone, talking to my dad or the medical team but honestly I have not been satisfied until I actually see her. Get to see her skin colour and how she is breathing but mostly the opportunity to look her in the eyes and read how she is feeling because the eyes tell you everything you need to know.
For those intuitive enough they can see if two people have a connection or there are feelings there, sometimes before the two people admit it to themselves. They can read the feelings in their eyes, they can see the way they look at each other, regardless of what is said, the eyes will show all. If you get in touch with your intuition and are truly present and awake you will know how somebody feels about you by looking into their eyes. You will know if they love you or attracted to you, even if they say they are not and vice versa. The eyes, the pupils they give it all away, you just need to look closely enough.
You can tell if someone genuinely cares or if they are being fake. If they have the time for you or just want to dismiss you. You will know if you have hurt someone as you will see the wound wince in their eyes. You will be able to see anger. Most emotions will show in the eyes fleetingly but they will definitely show, you just need to really look. If someone cannot look you in the eyes they usually have something to hide and many times it is their emotions, particularly if they do not want you to see how they are feeling. Sometimes this is simply self preservation so as to not risk any potential pain if those feelings are not reciprocated.
Sit with an elderly person, their face etched with age and sometimes their memory faded but look into their eyes and there’s a whole story there. Listen to them share their memories even if confused or disjointed and watch their eyes dance with the emotions of each of those moments. Take away the wrinkles and those eyes are still the eyes of youth, sparkling with a life well lived.
There are ways of understanding people that do not require words and if you look close enough you can see, a lot of life and a host of emotions burning through their eyes. Sometimes this says more than we could could ever explain or imagine about ourselves. Eyes are captivatingly beautiful, not because of the colour but because of the words they hold within them. Looking deeply into another’s eyes can be incredibly cherished, one of the most intimate things you can do.
“The best kiss is the one that has been exchanged a hundred times between the eyes before the lips even touch”.