I had the privilege of being guided through an eye gazing exercise in a yoga class this week. You pick a partner (a stranger) and look in their eyes for five minutes or so and besides the natural blinking of the eye, you are instructed to stay still and silent.
This is the second time that I have done this exercise; my experience proved to be so similar to the first. I gaze into my partner’s eyes and the initial intimacy feels a bit awkward, so I breathe and send them love, grace, and forgiveness. I then feel flooded with Compassion as I ponder this person’s unique experiences, circumstances, and perceptions. My heart almost explodes with unconditional Love for my partner as I am dropped into a deeper aspect of humanity. Veils of separation dissipate. Both times, tears have streamed down my face by the end.
I feel blessed for the receptivity of my partner each time, as I was able to share with them the Oneness I experienced and the unconditional Love that I felt.
These experiences with strangers inspire me to drop the walls with my man, my friends, with family members; especially those with whom I feel resistant.
A poem that mirrors this experience so beautifully and remains one of my favorite, written by Hafiz.
“With that Moon Language”
Admit something: Everyone you see, you say to them, “Love me.”
Of course you do not do this out loud, otherwise someone would call the cops.
Still though, think about this; this great pull in us to connect. Why not become the one who lives with a full moon in each eye that is always saying, with that sweet moon language, what every other eye in this world is dying to hear?