Wednesday, August 4

elements of self... the eyes

i don't think much about my eyes. they're just there. i notice them in photographs which seem to pick up my bags. and they're not that prominant.

i say a lot with my eyes. because i'm an empath, i don't look at eyes that often.

from me, this is what you'll see often...



this you'll see occassionally. i tend towards smirks. but i've been told that when i smile it's with my whole face.


unlike many women, i embrace my lines. i can't imagine the lack of character without them. these crows have stories to tell... if you're brave enough...

this feels incredibly intimate...


that window reflection was happenstance, honest.

join in with juliana's elements of self, it's scary and fun.

i'm joining in with the august break. seems i was already in this mode with the last posts, and through the keyhole to come... might as well carry on.

16 comments:

  1. oh, what gorgeous eyes -- such a deep, soulful shade of brown! of course. ;)

    I'm with you on the lines -- mine really show up when i smile and i think that's awesome.

    xoxoxo

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  2. I agree ... your eyes are gorgeous ... and again, so familiar, like I've known you at some point ... maybe in another lifetime :). I love that you embrace your wrinkles ... they do tell stories, don't they? I love scars too, for the same reason :).

    Okay, so what is an empath? I have no idea ...

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  3. lovely :-) your honesty and sharing.

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  4. You say that because you're an empath, you don't often look at eyes.... explain? I find this very interesting as I rarely look at eyes, I always seem to focus on peoples mouths when they're talking to me.

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  5. Very welcoming eyes you have. I am embracing my creases and wrinkles as well.

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  6. I linked to this post ... I don't think you'll mind, but please let me know if you do! Thanks again for participating!

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  7. Okay, I found an interesting write-up on what empath means .. so intriguing. I would say I'm an empath too ... in fact, a shaman once told me I have a rare gift for empathy ... and I didn't like being one before ... but since I've learned to channel my emotions and control to a degree what gets transmitted to me (and vice versa), I've become much more comfortable with this fact, though not entirely comfortable as I pick up on a LOT more than I'm comfortable picking up on sometimes ...

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  8. And I won't look people in the eyes when I sense they don't want me picking up on something I am picking up on, which makes me uncomfortable too ... okay, I'll stop commenting on your blog now ... but this is all so interesting ...

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  9. This one WAS a bit scary for me. But then I went ahead and did two posts on it (one for each blog). Go me.

    I don't mind wrinkles, either, as long as they come about naturally and not from tugging at my face.

    This DOES feel very intimate!

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  10. juliana - yep, empaths FEEL other people's emotions very strongly. it can be overwhelming until you know how to work with that. because i feel people i don't need to llok at their eyes for information... and, like you said, i do it for their comfort as well.

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  11. Beautiful...soulful eyes. I'm glad you are embracing your lines. I think facial lines have a story to tell.

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  12. Fellow brown eyed girl, fellow empath... I am also embracing my lines, I have quite a few for thirty. I think it's because I spend so much time in gut-clenching fits of laughter.

    I would love to hear the stories of your crows...I can only imagine the journey they've seen.

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  13. well I know it's been said, but soulful, definitely...but also much more of a shaman and warrior power coming through than I was expecting...thank you for sharing

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  14. Wow, that's so interesting about the eye contact thing... it's got me thinking (as your posts usually do, Mon!!)

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  15. I love your smiling lines. So interesting to read what has been written about being an empath. I have done this since puberty, not always but often, and i have always found it very uncomfortable and often overwhelming. I have never heard it given a name before though.

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  16. I love the dialogue that you've inspired here! Your beautiful eyes really do have a familiarity to them. Interesting, that. And I hear ya on the challenge being scary and fun :-)

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