Welcome to this edition of the Weekly Circle—where we start the week with a few ideas that make us think.
This week, we’re thinking about Eye Contact. American Philosopher, William James, put it best:
We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface, but connected in the deep.
Our eyes play a huge role in how we connect with other people, whether they are the barista in the cafe, a fellow subway rider or a co-worker. Sharing this power of mutual acknowledgment is the underlying power for real genuine human-to-human connection.
We'd love to hear from you!
Do you think you have strong eye contact? Is it something you actively think about and are mindful of?
🎥 Marina Abramović' e Ulay @ the MOMA - Classic exhibition on the sheer emotion and beauty of eye contact. Marina had no idea who was going to show up to sit across from her... (BONUS!)
A few things for you to click on:
📖 The Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact - What do oxycontin, autism, and eye contact have in common?
📖 What Makes Eye Contact So Hard? - Scientific American breaks this down, and it totally makes sense.
That's all! I wish you all a week full of intentional, more mindful eye contact.
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