Eyes, it’s commonly said, are the windows to the soul.
Babies are born bright-eyed, soul baring, open to being seen and loved as all of them. They connect with others through their eyes, seeking to peer soul-to-soul. And when they have had too much eye-to-eye contact, they turn their eyes away, breaking connection until they are ready to re-engage. Souls are pretty powerful after all.
As babes grow, those bright eyes cloud over as protection because you can’t wear armor over your eyes. Eyes dull in response to other dull eyes, desires unmet, and hardships. Instead of their former bright openness, they learn to glare in anger, narrow in suspicion, and bulge in surprise.
As adults, we walk through the world with different lenses over our once bright eyes. Some with rose-colored glasses. Some with deep skepticism. Some with wool pulled over their eyes. And many unaware of our eyes and souls’ previous desires.
Self-preservation is prioritized over soul-to-soul connection, but our world could use more of the latter than the former. It is time to pull off the lenses we have collected over our lifetimes. It is time to sweep away the cobwebs that obstruct our view and to dissipate the clouds that have dulled our vision. We need more bright eyes in this world.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.