There is something very interesting about traveling on public transport and walking in busy public places. You can probably recall my episode talking about sending smiles out into the world. In doing so I naturally get to look at a lot of peoples faces and it is very curious the sheer variety of what I see.
If I was to guess I would say that every face tells two stories:
- The story of our current mental and emotional state
- The story of how we most often feel in our life
It’s evident in the way we look out at the world, eyes alive, dead, rapidly moving, downcast.
It’s evident in the way natural shape of our lips, slightly pouting from frustration, upturned sides from constant smiles and laughter.
It’s evident in our wrinkles, frowning crinkles or laughing cheeks. The relaxed muscles or constant tension.
Our Faces Story
Find a mirror and have a look.
What do you notice about it?
Where are your wrinkles?
How relaxed or tense are your facial muscles in your natural state?
Are you eyes attentive or distant?
Play around with different emotional looks and see what changes. Make sure you laugh otherwise there would be no point to this
In your out and about day, pay attention to the faces of people around you. See what sort of emotion it appears that they are consistently stuck in.
Try to find some people with that look of wonder in their eyes.