|These words hold especially true!|
When thinking about the saying ....the eyes are a window to the soul...I like to take a step back and think about what it truly means. There are people who I encounter who look at me with a blank stare without any spark behind their gaze. I know that there must be someone who makes their eyes light up. Someone who brings a smile to their eyes. So why is it so? Did their bad day or the experience they had a few minutes before dictating their emotion now? That is the question....
Then you meet someone who lights up a room wtih their presence and bright outlook that you feel when you look into their eyes. They smile hello and welcome you at the same time. All of this being done with their eyes. Did they have a bad interaction that happened shortly before? There is a chance that maybe they did, and they decided not to let that affect their interaction with the next person. What are they doing that is different than the person who had such a scowl on their face that imminated from their eyes?
That is where I feel being in the moment comes into place. It is not an easy task, but it can help you realize that your here and now involves birds chirping, children laughing, the sun shining, brilliant grey clouds, the smell of fresh cut grass....I could go on and on.
This is something that is still a work in progress for me and what I work on constantly. It can be most challenging when someone drives recklessly while I have my children in the car with me. Pretty sure there are others who would find this a trying situation also. Taking a deep breath helps sometimes for sure. A quick vent that I regret later happens just as much.
My eyes often shine outward the feelings I am experiencing. They say what my words have not. I wear my emotions on my face...and especially in my eyes. I am not a person who can hide their emotion easliy. It is usually out there for all to see no matter how I try.
You might find that there are specific times where you feel as if you might lose your temper. We are all Human Beings and students for life. At least that is what I believe for myself.
So, how do we not become the person who darkens the room? By remembering that we are all living with faults and accepting that we can all have a bad day. Are their people who live in the...whatever affects me is all I care about? Yes, for sure! That will unfortunately be the case for some. But, it is how YOU AND I choose to reflect that outward that makes the difference.
What do you think? Do you agree or have another take on it? I would love to know.
Til next time,