⭐️Volunteer appreciation.🤙 Through the eyes of Charis our lovely Brisbane facilitator! "I first attended an event in December 2016, I was looking to leap out of my comfort zone and also to connect with people as I was feeling pretty alone at the time. I had such a wonderful experience, I found it calming and meditative and it was so much easier to do than I anticipated. Something I noticed was that the longer I gazed at someone, the more beautiful they became to me.
Once when I was describing my experiences while gazing, a lady said she thinks it sounds like I fall a little bit in love with everyone I gaze with.
The movement then posted that they needed someone to help facilitate going forward and I know the old me would have thought, gee, I hope someone takes that up. New me said “Pick me!” I was pretty nervous about doing this, but have found it easier and easier to do.
Being involved in the movement has allowed me to meet so many lovely people. Everyone is so grateful that we are doing this; I make sure I thank everyone for coming as they are essential to making it the experience that it is.
My confidence when meeting new people has increased immeasurably, I now seek eye contact when out in my daily life and I endeavour to smile at anyone who’s willing to hold my gaze. I love that there are people who attend that say they experience social anxiety often and yet they feel like our events are somewhere to come and be brave and connect. Studies are showing that our sense of community and connection with others is vital for our physical and mental health, possibly more so than any other life factor.
Being involved with the movement is allowing me to create a little oasis every month where people can come and experience genuine connection and therefore improve their overall wellbeing."
"Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?" Charles Bukowski
#eyegazing #eyecontact #thehumanconnectionmovement #communication #meditation #awareness #eyes #movement
We are witnessing an enormous shift of collective consciousness throughout the world, we are at the precipice of great transformation within our culture and government. #eyegazing #connection #authenticity #love #consciousness #tranformation #evolve #communication
@thehcmovement on ABC Catalyst! Grateful for the attention we are getting.
#thehumanconnectionmovement #weglobal #documentary #eyegazing #connection #paradigmshift
"We’re All Going To Die is a festival that uses death to shift our perspective on fear, and the role it plays in our lives. Combining film, book, installation, visual art, music, talks and immersive experiences the festival will be an amusement park for your soul inspiring you to live more and fear less. Curated by artist and director Stefan Hunt, the festival premieres 17th November 2017 at COMMUNE, Sydney." Excited for us to be one of the artists collaborating with @wereallgoingto ! It's going to be an incredible night! Looking forward to seeing you there! 💙🙏
Live at our Mumbai event!
#eyegazing #thehumanconnectionmovement #eyecontact #movement #socialenterprise #education #global #transformation #peace
✨☀️Volunteer appreciation month✨☀️ Annette attended our first Melbourne event and instantly became apart of the family, I don't remember her missing an event! She is currently our head Melbourne facilitator.
Annette has always been so enthusiastic, excitable, caring and in deep alignment with the core vision of the movement.
In many discussions that we've had Annette has always mentioned Eye Gazing opening up a whole new set of experiences providing her with a new understanding of what it means to authentically connect with one another.
We are very grateful for her commitment, vision, sincerity and loyalty.
Thank you Annette.
#eyegazing #thehumanconnectionmovement #meditation #connection #change #consciousness #globalconsciousness
✨☀️ Volunteer appreciation month! ✨☀️ Jon had facilitated our events when we had just started holding them in Brisbane.
These events were very successful with large turnouts. Due to the interest, Network Ten did a segment on @thehcmovement for their nightly news.
Thank you Jon for being such a pleasure to coordinate with !! #eyegazing #thehumanconnectionmovement #authenticity #integrity #photoftheday #picoftheday #love #meditation #eyes
"We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom." - Leo Tolstoy
#eyegazing #connection #authenticity #depth #love #vulnerability
✨☀️ Volunteer appreciation month ✨☀️ Jess has been a really lovely addition to the movement family!
After attending many of our events she moved onto facilitating them, always with a very kind, open and playful nature.
Jess has been an integral part to the nurturing and growth of our events within the Melbourne Eye Gazing community and we are grateful for her presence. Thank you!
#eyegazing #connection #movement #workshops #meditation #thehumanconnectionmovement #picoftheday
Mark came to our first event in Melbourne, he then went on to facilitate some of our events and became somewhat of a founding father for the Melbourne Eye Gazing community.
I personally remember sitting with Mark at our first Melbourne event in federation square whilst hundreds of comancheros were protesting nearby. There were about 50-60 of us out in public, no one flinched, we were all so present and aware with each other. It was truly a magical day.
Mark is the epitome of a true leader who held an incredible amount of space for everyone who passed him by, his authentic nature shined through in every interaction. We are grateful for his involvement in the movement. Thank you #eyegazing #thehumanconnectionmovement #leadership #leader #connection #truth #vulnerability #picoftheday
As part of our month of acknowledgement for all of our gifting volunteers! Leonie's experience with us has been delightful, she was involved in facilitating some of our earlier event's in Brisbane, as well as an event in Cairns with Cindy. Leonie has always been supportive about our co-creative vision, as well as our ideas behind the growth necessary to gain more exposure into different industries. Thank you!
#eyegazing #gratitude #payitforward #connection #vulnerability
Our volunteers are the life force that allow the movement to continue to thrive. Through the facilitation of our events, our volunteers are holding an enormous amount of space for humanity to raise their self-referential awareness and become leaders in their own fields.
This month we will be acknowledging every volunteer that has played a part in the growth and evolution of the movement.
Cindy's been a huge part of what has enabled our success, her leadership abilities and open heart has helped to create a solid foundation for the movement. She's been across the coordination of events Australia wide and has proven to be a strong asset and we are lucky to have her as part of our community. Thank you Cindy!
#eyegazing #thehumanconnectionmovement #thankyou #gratitude #cocreation #event #meditation
"The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words." #eyegazing #india #mumbai #connection #consciousness #light #dark #balance #humility
"The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them." #eyegazing #thehumancondition #thehumanconnectionmovement #love #communication #trust
At our Vienna event! #eyegazing #thehumanconnectionmovement #meditation #eyes
Our way of combating fear is creating more opportunities for people to connect with each other authentically
Today we had a lovely lady reach out and express her wonderful experiences with our event's in Brisbane, she is now in Barcelona and is excited to host monthly event's there!
To us, the timing of this is very special, considering the recent tragic events, and we believe that this type of instant global community-response social change narrative is one that we are proud to see evolve and grow.
Looking forward to more beautiful moments
#barcelona #spain #photooftheday #picoftheday #love #authenticity #connection
What is our relationship with fear?
Is it possible that our fears are false projections of a potential future outcome that is linked to a dis-empowering belief we have about our world?
If so is it then possible to shift and change this belief to a more positive and life affirming one?
Is it possible that our minds have been conditioned to attribute our energy, and life force, into fueling this fear, and sustaining it, as a potential catastrophic possibility, because we have seen this so many times before, in movies, in television shows, in newspapers, on the news, with our extended circles and even our inner circles?
If so, is it possible that we’re not actually aware of the role that fear plays in our lives? How much do we actually dismiss the effect fear has on our bodies, and how much do we actually acknowledge it?
What if we thought we made a decision based on what we thought was best for us at the time, but because of our inability to identify and define what it was that we were actually truly afraid of, had us working in opposition to the freedom that we desire?
What if we made the conscious decision from now on - every time we experience fear, to understand what our relationship to this specific fear that comes up is, to evaluate it, to understand which belief of ours it’s connected to, and then ask ourselves whether the belief is an empowering or dis-empowering one.
Perhaps then we will respond from a place of clarity and conviction, as opposed to allowing the cortisol imposed fight-or-flight function to take the reigns. “The emotional response that we feel when we're afraid serves a purpose, as well — it heightens alertness, keeping the body and brain focused on staying safe until the threat is neutralised.” It is clear fear serves a purpose for our survival, it is a very important aspect of our existence as it protects us in situations that require our immediate attention.
For e.g. if we are being chased by a predator we might find that we’re able to run much faster than we had previously thought was possible. (POST CONTINUED IN COMMENT SECTION)
Tonight on ABC at 8:31pm @thehcmovement will be featured on ABC Catalysts 1 Documentary series return where Biomedical engineer Dr Dr Jordan Nguyen examines the emerging role of virtual reality.
In our segment he attends our eye gazing practice and experience the benefits of face to face connection. #abc #catalyst #thehumanconnectionmovement #igorkreyman #eyegazing #press #media #tv #film #meditation #connection #photooftheday