The Eyes Have It!
Don’t they what?! Nothing is more beautiful! Nothing allows a vision of the true humanity of someone more than through their eyes. The eyes say it all!
The eyes are truly the window to a person’s soul. To the real self.
This is where you get to see where someone’s true self is. It is very difficult if not impossible for someone to fake their eyes and the messages they are sending through these. The overall appearance, the use of the eyelids, surrounding frowns, smiles, etc., can change and be acted differently, hence giving a different message. The overall facial appearance may be real or fake. The visible eyes, including the iris and pupil, are the conduit to the true self.
The eyes’ irises are also a most beautiful aspect of each person’s physical self. These encompass their physical colourings and intimate aspects of personal characteristics, including speckles, colour variations and other intricate designs.
Our eyes are definitely the windows to our soul. To our real selves.
Loving, genuine, authentic people shine through their eyes. Holiness is seen in the eyes. God is seen in the eyes. You can get a real sense of the divine though the eyes of loving people who are close to God.
This concept of the eyes being the window to the soul has its basis primarily in the New Testament, Mt 6:22-23, yet also in a quote attributed to Cicero, over 100 years prior.
Roman philosopher Cicero (1st century BCE) said, "The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter." (Oxford Reference)
“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Mt 6:22-23, NRSV)
Cicero emphasises how the eyes show what is happening in the mind. Matthew agrees but is more specific. He highlights that both goodness, light, and evil, darkness, will be seen through the eyes. Therefore, the eyes being the ‘lamp’ to the soul.
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