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I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
Charlotte Bronte

Many years ago, I worked on a theatre production which involved 1 blind woman and about 30 sighted people.  At one point, the blind woman had to turn and run offstage, through the throng of people.  It kept going horribly wrong and we couldn't work out why.  Sure, the blind woman couldn't see where she were going, but why weren't the sighted people getting out of the way?

It was ages before we realised that usually, a sighted person will turn their head to look where they are going before stepping.  Even if it is a small, quick movement, made a nano-second before turning the rest of the body, other people will unconsciously pick up this signal and if necessary, move out of the way. 

So what can we take from this interesting piece of information?  Whether we realise it or not, we go where our eyes take us.  Left, right, behind, forward, we look, then we move.  But how often do you see people walking along, looking at their feet?  Or seeing no further than their phone screen?  And as you are watching and picking up their subliminal messages, what does this tell you about that person?  I see it in stations every day - people with eyes cast down looking tired, listless and lacking energy, putting long term strain on their necks and their attitudes, bumping into other people, missing what is happening around them.

Then you see someone who is looking upwards - I don't mean head right back and looking straight up, which would give a similar set of problems and would just be silly.  No, people who are looking just above eye line, walking out with energy and brio, open to whatever is around them, with a spring in their step.  

Looking upwards is like smiling - if you do it, it immediately makes you feel better and more positive.  So if you are out walking today and feeling a bit bleurgh, change your attitude by changing your view.  Take your eyes off the floor and look life in the face. 

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