When I was younger, and still sometimes today, I felt as if whenever I made eye contact that whoever was looking into my eyes could see deep into my soul and know all of my secrets including the good and bad things about me....especially the bad things. To say the least, this was very uncomfortable. Actually, it was excruciatingly painful on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.
Over the years, I have improved in the arena of eye contact and have found a way to make myself feel as if I am closing my soul off from others peering into my insider. Either that, or I just don't mind if others see my deepest secrets. Though, to be honest, there are very few of secrets remaining in me these days. Between my memoir, YouTube series, and now this blog, I feel as if I have pretty much exhausted every inner aspect of myself that in the past, I would have been terrified of others finding out. I have few secrets these days, if any.
However, one interesting has started to happen to me within the last couple of years, and that is now that I feel as if sometimes I can see into other people's souls and for a brief moment (and sometimes much longer) know every aspect of that person. At least, the aspects that person is very emotionally attached to. These are usually events of an emotionally high or emotionally low level that I seem to get a glimpse of. Sometimes, I feel as if I know a little too much about the person. And, oftentimes, I find out that I have discovered some hidden secret about that person because as our conversations progress that person reveals themselves to me and through tactful questioning I discover my initial assumptions were true.
To say the least, this is a very interesting phenomenon that I have only started to experience within the last couple of years when I began to increase my level of eye contact. So, when one looks into another's eyes, is it really possible to see into another's soul? And, is it morally ethical?