"Eyes Are the Mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them.” - Paulo Coelho
Psychology has time and again mentioned about the impact of non-verbal communication through eye contact. Communication with the eyes is way more impactful than we perceive it to be.
Eyes are not only a sensory organ but also a tool of communicating one’s deepest emotions. Ever heard of eyes lighting up when you see something magnificent? Or pupils dilating when you see someone you love? This astounding character of the eyes sometimes leaves us wondering whether the eye perceives the exterior world more or projects feelings of the internal world more?
Human beings are just like books, we each live our stories. And the eyes are the aperture of our story. Ever made eye contact with a person and seen his kindness, simplicity and wisdom? Sometimes, the eyes say what words cannot.
How can you tell the difference between a real and fake smile? When your smile reaches your eyes and reflects as a gleam in the eyes, you know you are smiling from the bottom of your heart!
In fact, not just a mirror of the soul, the eyes are also the gateway to the heart. Researches conducted the following experiment on two opposite sex strangers:
- They were asked to gaze into each other’s’ eyes for two minutes
- Chemicals like phenylethylamine and oxytocin were released (chemicals released due to love and attraction)
- Eye contact builds trust, love and connection
So make sure to look after your eyes and keep them happy and healthy!