What Story Does Your Face Tell

by Jarrod

Photo credit kathryn

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 :D

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.

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Andrea DeBell - britetalk October 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Hi Jarrod! So true. Our faces tell way more than we think. This is a great exercise. The story of our lives is plastered on our faces. If we are luck, the image of our soul is also evident when others look at us.
Thanks for this great reminder. Loving blessings!


Jarrod October 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm

@Andrea: So it is that our lives, that expression of our soul is written throughout our body. Our faces make it evident and it can also be seen in how we hold ourselves.

The great thing is although our body shows our past, radical changes that we bring into our lives now start to immediately reconfigure it.

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