When I was younger, I was taught to look people in the eye when I talk to them. But now, I barely look at their general direction. When I think about how I have changed, I can't help but feel sad about it.
Especially after reading this 2 sentences from "Have A Little Faith" by Mitch Albom.
"I found I could share everything with Reb. He had a way of looking you in the eye and making you feel the world had stopped an you are all that was in it."
I never really understood how looking someone in the eye would show that I;m paying attention cause for all the speaker may know, I might just be daydreaming while staring his face or something. But I realized how looking into people's eyes when they talk is so important today. With the world being increasingly fast moving and us being so caught up with everything out there, it just becomes so rare for people to focus on one thing at a time, and when they do, the feeling for the speaker is probably as magical as seeing an unicorn or something. (LOL bad joke but I hope yo get what I mean)
I remember reading from a book, it went something like , people shout not because they are far away from each other, it is because their hearts are distant, they have to shout in order to be heard by each other. When their hearts are close together, they don't even have to talk to know what each other is feeling, they know it by a blink of an eye, or just a look.
So, have you really listened to someone today? Or did you just act as though you did?
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