I recently read this quote by Denzel Washington. It states:
“Why do we close our eyes when we pray, when we cry, when we kiss, when we dream; because the most beautiful things in our life are not seen, but felt only by the heart.”
This resonates with me as I am sure it does you. Some of our sweetest moments have been experienced with our eyes closed but our hearts and minds open as wide as the world will allow. Some examples:
Rocking your baby to sleep in your heirloom rocking chair
Relaxing on your double swing while holding hands with your soul mate
Lying on the beach drinking in the warm sun and soft breeze
Kissing that someone special – for the first time or for the hundredth or thousandth time
Kneeling at your bedside for an evening prayer
Listening to an enchanting melody
Singing praises to our God
Crying yourself to sleep after a trying day – or when you’ve lost someone or something precious
When you reminisce while awake or when dreaming by night
We feel these emotions so much stronger when we close our eyes and listen with our heart. I even close my eyes when I am typing a story – listening to the tap-tap-tap of the keys beneath my fingers and thinking about what I want to write. Letting the words spill from my mind through my heart and down my arms to my fingers, knowing that what comes out will be what needs to be said.
When we close our eyes, we remove the distractions that come through our eyes and threaten to dispel what our heart needs to know, needs to feel. We can take a deep breath and relax into our soul which can rejuvenate our spirit and just allow us to “be” in that moment.
We need to remember to take these breaks, to feel our heartbeat, to breath.
Take a moment right now. Close your eyes. What do you hear? What do you feel? What do you think? Right here – right now – in this very moment of time. Be at peace with your heart emotions.