Body-language and nonverbal communication

Function of the eyes (an embodyed story -part 8-)












Function of the eyes (an embodyed story -part 8 -)

Eyes are the key:

  • The key in first sight contact
  • The key as it is a visual contact
  • The key which helps to distinguish: YOU and ME
  • The key which proofs that……………. “it” is alive what you see
  • The key which mirrors the glance of the inner unknown world (the world which no one can ever see.

The puppet without eyes looks dead but not really dead. It looks somehow mysterious. The puppet is there and not there. It had been there already for a long time, and you can judge this from the character of arrangement. All the puppets are individuals BUT they also form a certain, specific arrangement of puppets. This arrangement, this setting, this context relates to an impression of being alive as arrangement, even if one single puppet (the one without eyes) looks dead.

So the eyes can see what or who is alive, how it is alive, how the distinction between life and death looks like. And the eyes can establish life by looking and being aware of the other, if he is alive or not. Life in this sense means the process of “life-looking”. This capacity is very human and typical for nature. It is the capacity to distinguish life and death as life cannot exist without death. Life cannot be identified without being able to identify death.

Coming back to body language and nonverbal communication this capacity is so to say the essence of awareness and attention and attraction.

This capacity exists in all cultures. It is the sense being able to look and to see. What we see and how we look varies of course within one culture and among cultures.




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