It is one of the ways – perhaps the best way – to feel connected to another human being. When you look into the eyes of another human being, you connect in an easy yet meaningful way. In that connection, barriers and boundaries cease to be present. Differences are harder to see than the oneness that is most characteristic of our existence. Look into the eyes of the man or woman who asks you for help – wherever it is that you cross paths with this person. You will feel differently about that interaction.
It is estimated that there are nearly 40,000,000 children and adults in the United States living in poverty. The number is higher, no question about it, but the point here is that you ought to be able to connect with a child or adult who needs help. And when you do, make eye contact, and let that connection reverberate inside you. The feeling of oneness that results can be life-changing, and it can happen every day.