The Eyes Give It Away

Andrew (Avraham) Blumenthal
2 min readDec 11, 2017


Have you ever noticed that eye contact gives it away.

Even for the best poker-faced folks out there — the eyes are the conduit to the soul.

Here’s how it works:

- When someone is plotting to do you harm, they avoid looking you in the eye.


They are afraid, they are going to give themselves and their evil intentions away.

And so they attempt to hide their evil intentions behind closed eyelids, turned heads, and avoided gazes.

They think by avoiding eye contact, you won’t be able to read them — seeing into their eyes and their malevolent thinking and planning.

Probably also even the worst of them may actually feel a little guilty (somewhere in there is a soul even if it’s mucked up in dirt, corruption, and absolute sin).

- Yet the opposite is true when someone is executing their evil plans — attacking you and wanting to severely hurt you or worse.

Then, they look you straight in the face and in the eyes.

They are staring intently and honing in for the kill.

And in their wide open eyes, rage and evil burns, as they raise their voice and their clenched fists.

Seeking to execute their plots, their eyes come at you, tracking you, targeting you, and attempting to shoot/hit you first and hard.

When evil is there — the eyes are the giveaway — and the person’s soul burns dark and deep.

But remember, G-d — the King of Kings — is forever light and He will chase the darkness away.

The L-rd executes darkness.

The L-rd will blind the haughty.

The L-rd will render a mighty justice.

The L-rd will save his faithful. ;-)

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)



Andrew (Avraham) Blumenthal

Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader 35+ years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.