Take the Opportunity: Look into Someone’s Eyes

Photo of Randy Legaspi

By Stuart Young

Take the opportunity today to look into someone’s eyes for one minute
without touching or talking.

Think it’s easy?

Once you’ve stopped giggling and blinking, settle down to do it
seriously. The whole giggling thing is our defence from someone
getting too close. Allow them to get close because guess what – you’re
getting that close to them.

Be aware of your thoughts as you do this, notice if you are feeling
more or less connected to that person. Notice if that person seems
comfortable or awkward. Do you notice something different about them?
Does your mind start to wander?

You are only as vulnerable as the person you are sharing this with.
Having said that – you may find it really easy and enjoyable. I hope
you do.

If you do find this quite easy, try doing it for two minutes or three.

Editor’s Note: Stuart Young writes his thoughts on How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time. He aims to provide a “set of 365 practical little guides which WILL change your life if you commit to implementing as many as possible.” You can check his thoughts here.


  1. Looking into someone’s eyes is just like stepping through the doorway into their world. It is the most amazing experience – especially when it is done at a seminar or workshop where you do not know the other participants. After your initial sense of discomfort at having your own personal space invaded, if you stay with it, you will catch a glimpse of the connection we all share…God.

    Just imagine looking into another person’s eyes and seeing the Divine!

  2. Reblogged this on Dare to dream big and live large – it's your life! and commented:
    If you have never tried this, it is amazing!

  3. danbalva says:

    I just wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog, and have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Congratulations!! :) http://hurdlestohappiness.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  4. eof737 says:

    Yes, I see YOU! :-)

  5. jai long says:

    amazing photograph

  6. Sigal says:

    I honestly enjoyed reading this post. Very inspiring to all people of all colors and races. I can’t wait to try it with someone i care about I just don’t know how that person is going to feel. But i do know it will make us both wonder.

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