Look away and be persuasive?

I’m fascinated by this article, whose link is below.  As it states, we’ve been told and taught all our lives to make eye contact with the person to whom we are talking.  But, maybe we shouldn’t be so assertive with our eyes.  Maybe we should look away from time to time when we’re talking with someone and, especially, when we’re trying to persuade someone to our way of thinking.  Perhaps, by looking someone in the eye, we are actually challenging the other person’s stance on the issue.  Perhaps, by looking away periodically, we would be seen as less aggressive.  Someone once said, “The eye is the window to the soul.”  Maybe, when we look someone in the eye, that person subconsciously believes that we’re looking into their soul, entering an area where we do not belong.  In Matthew 6:22 [NIV], the Bible says, “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,  your whole body will be full of light.”  Let us be givers of light, but not so much that we blind those with whom we come in contact.  If we gave them everything we know of God all at once, it might be too much for them.

‘Til next time….




About august589

I'm currently a radio announcer but I'm currently pursuing a Master's in Mental Health Counseling degree. In these blogs, I want to bring a Biblical perspective to mental health and psychological issues that I find as I peruse the internet.
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