It’s all in the eyes
When someone is passionate about what they are talking about, when they really feel it to their bones and you can sense that enthusiasm oozing out of their every being, you can also see it in their eyes.
Notice it next time someone is telling you about something that incites them.
If they truly embrace what they’re talking about, their eyes will glimmer. You will witness their body movements alter as if to transmit to you that excitement they’re feeling.
You can tell a lot by looking into someone’s eyes.
It’s not just the profoundness of their soul that is depicted there; it’s also the sensitivity of their character.
People’s eyes well up when they’re discussing something sensitive or moving, something deeply personal that reaches in and touches every intimate chord.
The eyes get bigger and flare up when you’re angry and irritated about something and tempers rise.
But they also soften and can emit compassion when you’re listening with empathy to a person you love.
Try it. Just sit and watch people as they behave in their day-to-day lives. Shyness is indicated by the tendency to avoid eye contact. Anxiety by the opposite – rapid eye movements all over the place. Sadness by the fact that the gaze is constantly downwards. Hope by the wandering of the sight beyond what is visible. And admiration by the way the eyes light up when faced with a loved one.
At speeches of inspiring people, look around for a while. Observe how people listen. How they hang onto each word. Or how they boringly stare at their phones instead.
At weddings, witness the love that is radiated from the smiling eyes of the groom as the bride walks up to the altar, and in the emotional sight of the bride as she caresses her new husband.
Love comes in so many forms, but its purest is in what the eyes betray.
It’s all in the eyes. They never lie.