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Eyes Don’t Lie

July 25, 2012

I look at myself in the mirror on many occasions. I look at my eyes. My eyes tell me lots of things.

photo by RachelEllen

They told me for years to make changes.

They told me to address unresolved issues.

They told me to finish the race I had started, to pursue things that brought life, not death.

They glimmered hope at me. Hope that my life didn’t have to be an endless road of disappointments.

They glimmered with untapped strength and courage, but only for a second. It was always followed with the same look of discouragement and sadness.

My eyes had lost their shine. They looked small, dull, and lifeless.

I became obsessed with regaining the shine in my eyes. I would look at them every day.

I read, I prayed, I journaled, I cried. It dawned on me that no matter how often I cried about something, it didn’t change unless I changed. I realized what I had to do. I had to take action. It was time for change.

Glorious, life giving change. I let it come, I pursued it, I wrapped it in my arms and embraced it.

I changed. I changed and my eyes are shining again!

We all know what we need to do. Why else would so many people not look themselves in the eye? Our eyes give us away. Our eyes don’t lie. We often just lack the courage to do what needs to be done.

Take heart, friend. Take courage, it is waiting to be embraced. Let change come, wrap it in your arms, and let your soul come alive.

โ€œYour life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.โ€ โ€“ Jim Rohn

Question: What do your eyes say?

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13 Comments

  • Reply Ann Musico July 25, 2012 at 7:44 am

    You definitely have a wonderful, contagious sparkle in your eye everytime I see your videos! Mine are saying – hang in there – keep pushing forward, the breakthrough is right around the corner!

    • Reply Claudia Good July 25, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      Haha thanks Ann!
      I agree with what your eyes are saying to you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Michael Wright July 25, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Your “sparkling eyes” help others’ eyes sparkle too, Claudia.ย  Both you and Michael have that sparkle in them.ย  Reminds me of the movie “Mr. Magorium’s Magic Emporium” – the lead character is looking for that twinkle and sparkle….I think you two would love that movie.ย  One of my favorites.

    • Reply Claudia Good July 25, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      Well thank you Michael, that is encouraging!
      Ohhh, I have never seen that movie, I’ll have to check it out! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply AnnetteDarityGarber July 25, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I can surely testify that the sparkle in your eyes has never been brighter, my friend!!

    • Reply Claudia Good July 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      Annette,
      It’s been a long time coming! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Loved catching up with you friend!

  • Reply Michael Good July 25, 2012 at 9:33 am

    I see that sparkle too, hon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Cindy Hirch July 26, 2012 at 9:20 am

    You glow Claudia~it’s very evident when I watch your videos.ย  I love to see your smile. Keep pushing through dear one! God has great plans for you.

    • Reply Claudia Good July 26, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you Cindy! That really means a lot!! You have blessed me greatly!

  • Reply mpurcell24 August 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    mine are a little dull still,ย  a lot of things brighten them, but this job has got to change! ย  I have a plan and I am just to scared to make the move.ย  Tip toeing in right now.ย  Nice post.

    • Reply Michael Good August 2, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      Hey Mike, hang in there. I totally understand.

      There were two times recently that I was very scared for big changes: starting a family and quitting my job. They happened about 4 months apart and have been the best decisions ever! I had a plan like you, but was scared to make the move. Thankfully, Claudia kept nudging me me along. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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