What does it mean to gaze into the eyes of another person? Are the eyes really a window to the soul and the road to falling in love? Was Shakespeare making sense when he wrote ‘A lover’s eyes will gaze an eagle blind.’ We thought these were important questions around this time of year.
With love on our minds we looked at some of the research and science behind the poetry. Studies have found that couples who lock eyes report feeling stronger romantic connections than those who don’t – the effect even works on strangers. Research also shows that the eyes do provide a lot of information about another person’s emotional state – especially in relation to love and attachment. The pupils in the eye act like the aperture on a camera, dilating or contracting to regulate the amount of light coming to the eye. We all know that our pupils get smaller in the light and bigger in the dark. Psychologists consider pupil dilation to be an honest cue to sexual and social (love) interest. That’s because your pupil size is not under your voluntary control. Our pupils adjust according to our emotions and expectations. Science also says that there are more neurons in the brain dedicated to our eyes (or vision) than the other four senses combined. 80% of what we take in is filtered through our eyes. So the eyes are not just the windows to our soul but also neuron pathways that can form love connections in our brains. Forget the champagne, all you need to do is to look into someone’s eyes and the body produces a chemical called phenylethylamine that may make you feel passionate feelings, including love. Powerful stuff!
However, go gentle with the gaze – no empty fish eyes please. When you look authentically at your loved one and focus on what you love the most about them, your pupils will get larger and your eyes will look instantly more attractive. So hypnotic.
You can also make sure that your eyes are in great shape. As the philosopher Cicero said, ‘the face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are it’s interpreter’. At ORGANA, we believe that if your eyes are healthy your whole body will glow too. So, go on, take some time for yourself, get some quality sleep with Africology’s Sleep Gel, do some eye exercises and use some amazing colour with SARYA’S EYE COLOUR.
Most importantly look in the mirror, gaze into your own eyes and say, ‘I love you’ and ‘I am enough’. You are lovable, pretty enough, good enough, kind enough, smart enough and a beautiful soul.
Love from the Organa Team.