Eyes, Are Windows to Our Souls!

Reflecting eyes, how is your vision?

eyes are the window to your soul by: victoria.johana
eyes are the window to your soul by: victoria.johana

What do your eyes reflect?

It is hard to hide, behind your own eyes. So many of us, do try to hide our eyes, when things aren't going well.

Some of you may remember, when growing up....that when you got into trouble, one of your parents or an adult would say: "Look at me, when I talk to you!" Then they would ask you a question? Did you do....? Are you telling me the truth? Look at me, they would say as they focused on our eyes.

It is amazing how our eyes, say so much about how we feel, from the inside.Thinking on this subject, I recall people I knew, who used to wear sunglasses. I would see them hiding behind their shades, as they would hide their visible intentions. They seemed to think the sunglasses, shaded their eyes from the focus of their vision. While they indulged themselves in viewing another person, while their spouse was standing next to them. The false shield, they hid behind, was no shield at all.

Some of you, can remember when you were dating, how close you used to be.Real close, looking into each others eyes. There was no space between you, because you were so in love. Your faces connected as you talked, and so did your eyes. Your vision was not impaired, for you saw and felt love. There were no walls or shields to protect your heart from this new love of your life, at least none that you knew of at the time. Because you had a vision for love:) People around you could see the love in your eyes! You were so close, that you could see the reflection of yourselves in each others eyes.

A Mother's Love, A Father's Love, when they see their newborn baby. They can't wait to hold this new baby...who is a part of them. Waiting in anticipation to look into their eyes, wondering what color their eyes will be. Then there is a day, when the child too, can see clearly the now visible Mother and Father. They interact their young expressions to their parents, even through their eyes. They can now, express love, happiness, sadness through the windows to their soul.

Unfortunately, as we get older, we have taken in much vision to our soul. Good and bad, seem to enter in through our eyes. We try to filter the bad out, to only accept good. Without knowing it, our filter gets clogged. We then too, have a false shield to protect us from the hurts of this world. Sometimes the very thing, that we think is protecting our vision, is actually hindering our vision!

Our hearts are not so innocent anymore. So much hurt has been experienced through the knowledge of our eyes. Even the best of people, are not shielded from the dirt of this world. We need some eye wash:) Thankfully, we have tears that are connected to our soul:) For our souls need cleansed!

It does seem, that people who have been hurt, and those who did the hurting can not look at each other. Our eyes, do reflect what is within. Have you ever had an unresolved issue, where someone has hurt you in some way, yet doesn't want to talk about it. You understand that without working things out, that the problem will arise again. The other party, would rather just sweep it under the carpet, and put the blinders on, as if nothing has ever happened.

What do you do about this? If a person is not willing, to humble themselves, to admit that they could be a part of the problem. How can they become a part of the solution? Can we continue to have a friendship or a relationship with a person, who can never admit to any fault. This is like having a one sided relationship, it is fine as long as everything goes their way. When misunderstandings are not heard, surface relationships are best for them.

It does take two to communicate, so I have come to find out, that there is only so much a person can do. The repair of any relationship, does take two! I have to admit I do have to pray about this area with a couple of people. Step-mom's, who really care less about me...the rejection and hurt felt time and time again had to stop for me. I have forgiven them, I just can't keep putting myself in contact with them, for further injury. So I do pray for them, and I have literally given them up to the Lord.

What I have had to do, is to focus my eyes on God, He can see around the corner. He knows my past, my faults...and He does know what is best for me. When I start leaning to my own understanding, about why this happened or how could of things been different? I get myself into an emotional mess. So whenever I find myself worrying, or trying to understand things that have no answers...I start to pray.

If I start to get judgemental, I think about, how would Jesus look at this person? Right away my eyes try to refocus....to just, get a glimpse of how God might see them. This helps to put things into a different perspective. I know we can't always be close to all people, but I do want to be close to God.

When my life is not right, and when I have done something I know in my heart was not good, my vision with God too, is blurred.My communication to God, is lessened if I have unconfessed sin in my life. In order for me to see more clearly, things God is trying to show me, I have to clear my line of vision (communication) with The God in The Heavens:)

There were some things in my life, that surfaced...where I had no idea how to handle them?A friend told me about this book called "Bondage Breaker". One day I was looking through some used books, and there it was. I didn't even remember who told me about it at the time, but I did buy it. Then I read it, as the book walked me through a process of dealing with unconfessed sin in my life. It helps you to look at a variety of specific areas, that maybe you never even thought of as a sin or a problem.

To tell you the truth I was surprised, how the lines of communication seem to broaden in my prayer life, as I walked through these steps. God took me to a new level of freedom from my past.

Well I hope we can see eye to eye, on some of these things mentioned:)There has been a huge difference in my life, when my spouse and I were able to take the shades and blinders off. To really hear each others feelings, to learn to respond rather than re-act. We can now communicate much more like when we were first dating:) For years I thought this was hopeless, yet I kept trying to find a way, that would bring these results. I thank God, that we now see eye to eye, and we get close again, when we talk. I pray that you too, may have anything removed that hinders your relationship with each other and with God.

How Is Your Vision?

 

Lyrics - Open The Eyes of My Heart Lord

Do you feel your eyes reflect what is within your heart? 29 comments

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heart4theword 15 months ago from hub Author

Kiddie creations, thank you for your comment...I am so sorry I just now saw it, I have been off of hubpages for some time now ;( miss writing, thinking I should start again. So glad you listed to your instincts and that God provided a better place for you to live :)


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kiddiecreations 2 years ago

It's so interesting that I found your hub, because I was just thinking about how the eyes are the windows to the soul a couple of weeks ago. I was going to pick up a couple of applications to an apartment complex my husband and I were considering moving into. I prayed beforehand, that if the Lord wanted us to move there, He would show me, and if not, that He would reveal that, too. Something interesting happened. The landlady seemed a bit odd (our friends who live there had said she was a bit kooky). But when I looked into her eyes as we were talking, I could see something sinister there. I don't experience this often and I'm not crazy, but I do think the Holy Spirit has given me good discernment in this area. Her eyes looked very scary to me and she also told a story that I found very odd. I took my son and we left as soon as possible. Since then, the Lord provided someplace else for us to live. But I say that as strange as it may sound to others, always trust your instincts! They're there for a reason! And God-given discernment as well. The eyes really are the windows to the soul.


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heart4theword 4 years ago from hub Author

Cody, the author is: Neil T. Anderson. Thanks for stopping by, God Bless:)


Cody 4 years ago

I would like to know the author of the book "Bondage Breaker". That was an amazing hub by the way. I was able to relate to everything so thanks for sharing! Take care snd God Bless!


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

Yes Lita C. Malicdem, people can read allot about others...through their words, body language, attitude, dress, eating habits, perfumes they wear, books they read, people they associate with, the type of job they have, car they drive, even the way they decorate their homes? Yet this site, was specifically about what we can read in another, by looking into their eyes, or seeing what they do with their eyes:) I do agree with you too, that a person can be blind about what they truly see? Our eyes do say allot about what is within our soul:) Thanks for stopping by and commenting:) God Bless You!


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines

Our eyes give us away- when in love, when angry, when worrid, when happy- we are easily read even without words. You don't see someone eye-to-eye when you are guilty. Some people are simply eyesore to you, just as some are the apple of your eye. Christians don't have to say aloud they are, their souls do shine through their eyes.

Very significant reflections. Good sharing!


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

Loves To Read, this book is awesome! It really did help me. For closer relationship with your spouse, what helps us..is when we start our mornings off, praying together. It seems the closer we get to God separately, the closer we become to each other. Appreciate the visit..God Bless You, my Friend:)


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Loves To Read 5 years ago

Great hub heart, you explain it all so well. I would like to get a copy of the book "Bondage Breaker" It sounds very interesting. it is so true that people often avoid eye contact and will look off in another direction when they have something to hide. I would hope that my husband and i could learn to talk and be close again.

Thank you for sharing.

Peace and Blessings


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub Author

Skellie, you are a gifted person. Allot of people have a hard time looking into a persons eyes, while talking with them. Thanks for stopping by:)


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skellie 5 years ago from Adelaide

So true. I have lived my life, looking in to peoples eyes.

I can see everything clearly and can then work out, what I am supposed to do next.

The eyes are the window to the soul, they speak the truth.


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub Author

Dr Carlotta, You are so right, it is amazing we can see so many different emotions in a person, just by looking into their eyes. The eyes do say it all! God is so creative, that even our eyes, have their own insignia:) Appreciate you stopping by! Blessings to you too:)


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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Remember the saying, "The eyes tells a story? They really do! You can see love, sorrow, fear, hate, and even faith in a person eyes. I believe God made a good thing when He designed humans eyes. AMEN! Wonderful Hub my friend!!! I have't seen you for a while and wanted to stop by! Blessings!!! And much love....


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub Author

Thank you all, for taking the time to read this hub, and respond:) You are all awesome!


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Midtown Girl 6 years ago from Right where I want to be!

A meaningful hub. It's always in the eyes that we can see one's truth, for they cannot lie.


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Entourage_007 6 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

Beautiful title and beautiful Hub!!


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samiaali 6 years ago

This is a beautiful story. I agree with you - the eyes cannot deny the truth! Thank you.


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deedeelaw 6 years ago from Deborah's Musings

Very well said. As you already know from one of my hubs I believe it to be true. I enjoyed your hub a lot and look forward to reading more.


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donotfear 6 years ago from The Boondocks

Good stuff here. The eyes have it..


"Quill" 6 years ago

Great hub...heartfelt writing that directs us to the truth. Eyes are so important when we talk or listen to others as they reveal the inner person and often what they are feeling.

Blessed to be following...thanks for finding Quill as well.

Blessings


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan

Great insight Heart. The eyes truly are the window to the soul.. We look away when we choose not to connect and stay in our solitary world.. Love requires risking your heart and opening to those we love. Thanks for a Great Read! Blessings


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christalluna1124 6 years ago from Dallas Texas

Heart,

What an amazing hub. I also found the book bondage breaker from the library on sale day it is really an eye and soul opener. Thanks for reminding me to keep my head up and my eyes open.

Warmest regards,

Chris


Martin V 6 years ago

excellent hub!


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub Author

Thank you all for taking the time to read this page. Your words of encouragement, are so appreciated. It seems we can help each other, get the specks out of our eyes, so that we can all have a clearer vision:)


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Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa

You are anointed... God uses you tonight to ask me a question..if no answer..the answer is to pray... I have a piece on exactly the same topic on one of my home sites.. but much different..I tell about angels and demons or good and evil..but you...you spoke right into my heart..may God bless you.. and may you open more eyes... thank you..


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Unchained Grace 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

A very well written piece. As we study, review Mk 10:46-52 which is the story of Blind Bartimaeus. One may wonder how a blind man would know it was Jesus and His Disciples coming down the road. Could it be that the blindness was spiritual and not physical?

Yes, the eyes take in many things. We see a lot. A forensic pathologist will view a crime scene and see things we don't only because their training and experience has brought them to that level. I was privy to many things at Quantico way before CSI or any of those other shows came to be though I do enjoy watching them.

I digress. The natural eye takes in many things, but what we do with the information gathered is based upon who and what we are.


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frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

Music was enjoyable and the eye drawing quite intriguing.

Your expression of truth was right on - thanks for sharing it all.


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restoremyheart 6 years ago

I did enjoy these videos, never heard the song by shawn mcdonald, nice:) Another good reading! Thank you:)


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

great hub! :)

eyes are indeed the windows to the soul..reflects a lot of things that cant be concealed


coffeesnob 6 years ago

The eyes do reveal so much - and take in so much. Oh how I have lamented the things that came into my eye-gate and clogged my vision. And I have been so thankful that when we [I] confess our [my] sin He is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse us - He [Jesus] clears up my vision.

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