Scientist at Orebro University in Sweden have compared the eyes of 428 subjects with their personality traits and have determined the possibility that the eyes are truly a “window to the soul.” Apparently, various patterns in the iris can give an indication of a person’s ability to be trusted or their need to be impulsive. They realized densely packed crypts show a more warmhearted, tender, trusting individual, and a person more likely to show compassion to others. Contraction furrows demonstrated a personality more neurotic, impulsive and likely to addiction.
There is a children’s song I learned as a pre-schooler, “Oh be careful little eyes what you see. Oh be careful little eyes what you see. For the Father up above is looking down with love, so be careful little eyes what you see.”
“The eyes are the windows to the soul” is actually an Old English proverb, although many attribute it to William Shakespeare. A very profound statement, there is great truth in those words, and we need to take stock in what it is saying.
To what we expose our eyes has an impact on our relationship with God. Some people find movies that display killing and violence harmless. Pornography is easily accessible on any computer and people watch it as if it were nothing. Television shows that depict disrespect and dishonor to our spouse and parents are the norm and are actually considered “entertainment.” Photographs and books are another avenue if inappropriate and misleading.
What do your eyes see?
Maybe it is time to evaluate what you are allowing into your soul.
When the Space Shuttle Challenger broke into pieces 73 second into launch in January of 1986, there wasn’t a person who could stomach the moment. We’d all watched with excitement as Christa McAuliffe, a teacher and civilian, boarded the shuttle. The unbelievable explosion left us all staring in utter shock at our televisions, processing the realization that before our very eyes such a tragedy occurred. And then we saw it over and over again. As the days and weeks passed, we became less sensitive to the tragedy. Be careful how you desensitize your heart and soul.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the movies; I love books; and I enjoy the computer; but, I use them all wisely. Consider what you are allowing into your soul. Talk to God about it and make the changes you need to make to insure your safety and your heart.