The other morning, our four-year-old emphatically observed:
“Did you know that I can’t see my face?!?”
And he is right! Without a mirror (or the like), one cannot see the non-verbal cues that their face communicates.
This reality is kind of a bummer, too, since the face gives off a huge amount of information, and we have evolved to subconsciously interpret even the smallest, quickest emotion on the face of another.
So, what do you hope to unconsciously communicate?
The answer may represent yet another reason for committing to a slower, simpler life and to mindfully accept what we feel when we feel it.
Because I can’t see my face, but everyone else can.