What I’m going to share with you today, I first heard in the 1980s. One of my colleagues and mentors, Dr. James Carter, shared this with me and it’s been indelibly etched on my brain ever since.
Eyeball represents connection. When looking at someone directly, it brings our attention into the moment. What we call present time consciousness (PTC). If the eyes are the window to the soul, why waste time looking elsewhere when you are with someone? It acknowledges the value of the other person. I’ve found that by looking at someone directly in the eye, they quickly become my whole focus in that moment. The feedback I’ve received is that they feel heard and understood because anything we touch, also touches us. What I am seeing more and more today, is people texting when someone is speaking to them. I am not a fan because when it happens to me I feel unimportant, unheard as well as a lack of connection.
Love unconditionally. Unconditional love of yourself and others. It expresses a positive high regard for who you come into contact with. When I was speaking in San Francisco in June I had a day to walk about and enjoy the sights. I saw a few people who were homeless. Notice I said people who were homeless, not homeless people. The difference is the person is seen first…not the surroundings. I didn’t feel threatened. I felt compassion. Getting one fellow a sandwich, his semi-toothed smile warmed two hearts…his and mine. Perhaps even more hearts, as a couple stopped to watch what I was doing.
Expecting nothing in return, could you put more effort into appreciating others, no matter what? Would your life change? How so?
Inspire, leaving the other individual with something “more”. Raising their vibration through words, touch or images you paint. Letting them know you see more in them than they may currently see in themselves. Evoke their potential. Let them see the best version of you so they may be the best version of them.
So this is it Eyeball, Love and Inspire. Thanks Jim.