I travel into work in London each day by the London Underground. Most days I am in my own world either reading a book or listening to music.
Some days I instead look around and notice all the people on the train with me. Some are in their own world but others you can tell from their eyes are distant, troubled. Those eyes. I recognise them as they are mine when I am suffering from one of my bouts of mental health issues.
The lesson to me is that we are so busy going about our own day to day lives do we really notice others? And I mean really notice, not just a cursory conversation or nod but notice them more deeply to try to understand how they are.
Some of us who suffer from mental health issues try to hide it but those eyes give it away.
Notice people and look into their eyes. The eyes don’t lie.