“It is past time to guard the windows to your soul.” ~priest

When you look into someone’s eyes what do you see? It is said the eyes are the windows to the soul. I think that may be the case.

I was looking into the eyes of my granddaughter a couple days, ago. Such beauty, innocence and life was present. I’ve seen the same brilliance in my grandson’s eyes. The blessing of life can be seen in their eyes.

A couple years back, I had the honor of burying a cherished family pet. Ben was the dog’s name. We all loved Ben. In his last few days, life became a terrific struggle. He was still Ben. His eyes were bright. He recognized his friends and family. But life was ending….

When Ben passed, his eyes once vibrant with life changed. His eyes once able to communicate his love no longer communicated anything. From one instant to the next, everything changed, yet nothing changed. He was still Ben, but now there was no life. The eyes had nothing to say….

I wonder about the soul. Could it be there is something very tangible and real about one’s soul. Could it be the eyes truly are the window to our soul? Maybe it is past time for each of us to better protect our soul by sheltering our eyes from things hurtful.

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

3 thoughts on ““It is past time to guard the windows to your soul.” ~priest”

  1. Hi Archie;

    The eyes may be the windows to our souls, but in that context, I have a question to your comment, “Maybe it is past time for each of us to better protect our soul by sheltering our eyes from things hurtful.”

    Is it not the hurtful or painful which educates us as does the peace and joy of being alive? By covering up that which we abhor, is it doing anyone any favors, as in the holocaust, the civil war and so many other acts of man? Where would be be if we did not know these things occurred?

    Is it not better to see, so we may know?

    You and I have seen both sides and our wish is to be the same in respect to peace and love. Would we be so inclined if we had a warped view of life, an imbalanced one?

    Sometimes you have to let someone fall, in order that they may learn. It is not easy doing so, but after numerous warnings and teachings the person still ignores, how else will they learn unless they feel the consequence?

    You asked a good question and I am sure there are many answers 🙂

  2. Hi Ich. It is true life’s experiences influence the person we become. We learn from these experiences and might be devalued without them. But I think what you assume is a person will become a better because of the experience.

    Sadly, this is not always the case. An easy example might be pornography. Learning might be experienced, but it unlikely anyone prospers from the education.

    Thank you for the inspiration concerning the loss of life.

  3. i like the concept of “sheltering” your soul-but wouldn’t recommend do it again-me, i think it works with all senses though (eyes, ears, touch, etc) and i would agree with that by guarding against the negatives that come in (your pornography example, etc)–however, from someone who has been down that road, and still struggle–once you start the “shelter/guard” (as someone said to me, once satan sees/knows, he takes an inch)-starts as windows, then blinds are added, curtains and then walls to the point where there is absolutely no “light” coming in–and that is even worse for me then having no “guard” at all–stuck without knowing what is outside, and afraid to find out-afraid of now the unknown.

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