Eyes – Windows Of The Soul And Research

by Sherry Riter in Happiness,Self-Development  

“The eye is the jewel of the body.”
~ Henry David Thoreau ~

I’ve always had a “thing” for eyes. Not only do I find the actual science behind an eye totally fascinating, but I think that eyes are beautiful. Each eye is one hundred percent unique like a fingerprint.

Eyes are all shades of blue, gray, brown, green and hazel. My eyes are hazel with yellow flecks, a dark blue-green ring around the iris and splattered brown around the pupil.

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The eye feeds our brain images of all the things we see as we go throughout the day. The images we see affect us in one way or another. Our brain is able to absorb EVERYTHING we see even if we are not consciously noticing it. The eyes and the brain have a great partnership.

“The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter –
often an unconscious but still
a faithful interpreter – in the eye.”
~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre ~

It is often said that eyes are the windows of the soul. This means that when we look into someone’s eyes, we can see their soul – the goodness or evil that lies within. Of course, when we look out of the window of our own eyes, our soul is limited by the view the eyes provides. Thus, we should be selective what we allow our eyes to see and our souls to internalize.

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According to the scientists at Orebro University in Sweden, eyes can reveal personality traits. In this study, the scientists compared the eyes of 428 people against their personality traits to determine if the eyes matched the personality traits of the subjects.

The crypts of the eye are the threads that radiate from the pupil. The contraction furrows are the lines curving around the outer edge which appear when the pupils dilate.

The research revealed that people with densely packed crypts are more warmhearted, trusting, tender, and likely to sympathize with others. I was relieved to see that my crypts matched this description because people with more contraction furrows seem to be more neurotic, impulsive and likely to give into cravings. Believe me…the last thing I need is to crave more ice cream and chocolate!

“Look into my eyes and
hear what I’m not saying,
for my eyes speak louder
than my voice ever will…”
~ Unknown ~

I bet you pull out the mirror to look at your crypts. Isn’t that a funny name for the part of the eye?

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Harry Nilsson sang a song called, Without You and part of the lyrics are:

“You always smile, but in your eyes your sorrow shows.”

I didn’t take a lot of pictures during the worst part of my PTSD for obvious reasons. The few pictures that I do have are very telling of the sadness, confusion, hopelessness and fear that I was feeling. I put on a great poker face I thought, but there really was no hiding the real trauma I suffered because my eyes revealed the shattered dreams and my broken heart.

The eyes are among the very first things I notice about someone. If you pay attention, so much information and emotion is shown in the eyes. Think about it – when someone looks straight into your eyes and tells a lie, you know it. Or if your heart is filled with love and you gaze into the eyes of the person you are loving, not only are you showing the emotion through your eyes, but you can feel the love reciprocated from the other person.

“I don’t know what it is about you
that closes and opens,
only something in me
understands the voice in your eyes
is deeper than all roses.”
~ E. E. Cummings ~

Even though I have a funky red squiggle going on, I think eyes are phenomenal and I love my eyes.

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So what color are your eyes and what do your crypts reveal? Don’t you think eyes are phenomenal?

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Katherines Corner June 10, 2013 at 1:13 pm

In-sight-ful post ( giggle) I have blue eyes,happy to report I have dense crypts. Smooches!


2 Sherry Riter June 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm

So clever! LOL {{{hugsss}}}


3 Peter Spenser June 11, 2013 at 12:18 am

My eyes are blue and I’m too scared to go down into crypts! 🙂


4 Sherry Riter June 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm

LOLOLOLOL That’s hilarious Peter!


5 Skip_D June 11, 2013 at 7:05 am

eyes are remarkable – one only has to look at yours to agree with that premise!


6 Sherry Riter June 13, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Awwww thank you Skip! {{{hugggsss}}}


7 Julie February 10, 2015 at 2:07 pm

HELLO ! I really love this . Your eyes are just … Woow. And please can you tell me, do your eyes change color ? 🙂


8 Sherry Riter February 13, 2015 at 2:15 am

Thank you very much! My eyes seem to get more green or change a bit blue depending on the color I am wearing. 😀


9 Bree June 30, 2015 at 10:01 am

I was looking at my eyes VERY closely today and realised that my eyes, after thinking my whole life that they were green and people telly me the are hazel, are actually blue with a heavy layer of yellow on top and red in the middle that some days show as bright red and other days shows as brown. After realising my eyes were blue, I then realised that I had all the primary colours separated within my eyes – Just something for you to think about. My eyes are almost exactly like yours, with a denser layer of yellow though and with a thicker brown layer around the pupil. Also thought it was interesting that my eyes actually change into a bright, darkish green rather than having blue yellow and re, but only when I have hayfever – at least once a week.. So the colours in my eyes just mix at a different ratio i guess to make different shades of green and hazel? Idk needed to tell someone about my discovery!


10 Sherry Riter June 30, 2015 at 8:42 pm

That’s really cool Bree! Your eyes sound like they look PHENOMENAL! You’re definitely an original! 🙂


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