I used to be the one who looked unflinchingly into the eyes of others.
Who noticed that it was them, who would shift around after a moment,
break my gaze,
a bit uncomfortable at the continuity of it.
Now I find that it is me who shifts and shuffles.
I only see it at times, because there are so few people in the world who really drink you in when you are with them. Who turn themselves fully towards you, eyes locked and receptive, ready to hold an unwavering space for you to just be
I can only think of two.
(And one additional who manages to do it through video)
And each time…
I find myself being the first to break the contact.
Unwilling to accept the space? The unconditionality that they offer…
on some level at least.
Even though, I am quite certain that is what we ALL crave.