Window to the Soul

The eyes are a window to your soul

William Shakespeare (supposedly)

Gaze attentively into the pools of passion, truth, and emotion. Stare into the depths and become swallowed up in the mystery of the person in front of you.

That is if you’re able to do so without the individual thinking you’re insane, feeling uncomfortable, and saying, “Leave me alone, weirdo!”

The eyes can be a window to the soul, but most of us don’t have relationships with others to look deeply. We get a glimpse—a taste. We see what is on the surface, not what is lurking beneath.

However, the surface of another’s eyes is enough because it allows us to gaze into our soul.

When I look into your eyes if I stay at the surface, what do I see? I see my reflection. I see myself in you.

I see the lover and the loved.

I see that my hopes are your hopes, my dreams are your dreams, my fears are your fears.

Don’t you see? We are one!

How could I not wish the best for you as I wish the best for myself?

How could I not love you?

How could I not see God working in you as She works in me?

How could I not forgive you for forgetting that you are Divine-Love-embodied, as I must forgive myself for the same mistake?

How could I not long for God to grant you His peace and grace, as I pray for Him to bestow it on me? As I pray for myself, I pray for you. It could not be any other way.

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

Mark 12:28-31

So, stranger, let us exchange glances in passing and smile as we remember the Oneness-Divinity within.


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