Fruits, vegetables, pure water, clean air, sleep, and hugs.... if we were playing Scattergories can you guess the topic? ---- Things That Are Important For Health.
Yesterday while eating a delicious salad at Beyond Bread, I looked at the NY Times Review section. Lunch out was the date part of a Sunday morning shared visiting plumbing and hardware stores, gathering parts to maintain our evaporative cooler one more season. As Michael reviewed the news on his smart phone I read an interesting article about eye contact.
I knew touch was important for infant bonding and development and that hugs can be a kind of vitamin for physical and emotional wellness. The idea of eye contact being studied in connection to wellness is a new thought. Makes total sense. Eyes are windows to the soul. Being seen -- really seen -- feels so good. I am becoming aware of when this powerful connection happens and when it doesn't. How simple to look someone in the eye for just a moment and how powerful to have that connection returned.
The title for this blog - Can You See Me Now? popped into my mind this morning. As I am typing I realize that the intention I am inviting into my life is: Can I See You Now? Just a modern take on the ancient Sanskrit word Namaste --- The light in me sees the light in you.
Enlightenment takes many forms....