Do you know that your eyes are constantly talking and sending messages? What are your eyes saying? What message are your eyes sending?
In the movie Forrest Gump, there is a scene in Washington, D.C., when Forrest is saying goodbye to Jenny. Jenny and her hippie boyfriend Wesley are about to board the bus back to Berkeley.
As Jenny boards the bus, Forrest’s eyes say, “Love”!
A second later, Wesley boards the bus and Forrest’s eyes say, “Hit the road, Mister!” It’s a classic case of the old evil eye.
A few years ago I filmed a Volkswagen commercial. The premise of the commercial has Forrest, not running, but driving across the country. The closing scene shows Forrest driving back into town for a hero’s welcome. There are thousands of people cheering and awaiting his triumphant return. The director wanted me to smile, be excited, be happy. I told him it wasn’t in Forrest’s nature to give a big toothy grin or a fist pump. He then directed me to simply, “Smile with your eyes!”
In that moment, I came to realize that my eyes are constantly speaking to others. I can say whatever I want simply with my eyes. My eyes send messages.
Are your eyes mostly smiling?
Are your eyes sending love?
Or do you frequently give the evil eye?
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Steve Weber is a Forrest Gump tribute artist, speaker, event maker, blogger, and aspiring author. He uses the simple, yet powerful, truths of Forrest Gump to turn meetings into events. You can learn more at SpeakingGump.com.