“The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.” – John Vance Cheney
Who was it that said eyes are the windows to the soul? Shakespeare? There is also a passage in the bible (Matthew) that says much the same.
You can tell a lot about people by their eyes. Are they shifty? Will they look you in the eye? Then again, some behaviors aren’t natural but trained. There’s something much deeper than the outward appearance of eyes. It’s a personal truth which speaks through one’s eyes. I’ve seen the light or wisdom in some eyes, and I’ve also seen emptiness and grief. I’ve seen smiling eyes and angry eyes. So yes, eyes do talk before a person speaks. Seriously, have you ever had a conversation with your eyes? When you know someone well enough you can. And sometimes, it’s that very connection which unites two people.
That said, I can tell much more about people by what their eyes see. Upon first glance you see a person’s eyes. Give them time to spill their guts and you’ll see how they view life. You’ll hear whether they seek the good or the bad in life and people. Perhaps, you can see positivity or negativity in the eyes themselves, but the heart is revealed when the mouth opens.
Most of my instincts about people and their eyes have been on target. Notice I said “most” because honestly, I’ve been known to be wrong. (Don’t tell the hubby that though!) How about you? Can you size a person up by his/her eyes? I know we are prejudging, and we’re all guilty of it to one degree or another.
So, how much of the soul is revealed through the eyes? Watch where one spends his time or money…you’ve got a visible soul.
Where do your eyes take you? Do you search for beauty on the outside or the inside of people? Do you look at the beauty nature provides or do you scan the pages of celebrity magazines?
Do you search high and low for things and people to make you happy?
Look around you. Is this a comfortable environment for you?
Look inside. Are you content with what you find?
If someone were to take a deep look into your eyes, what would they see? What do you hope they’d see?