Eye contact is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to make a person feel recognized, understood and validated. People say that the eyes are a "window to the soul" - that they can tell us much about a person just by gazing into them. Reading the eye body language is not without risk. If you can look at someone's eyes, to find what's really on his or her mind, that person can also see your eyes as well. Eye contact is an immensely powerful capability that creates better connections, keeps people honest and generally enriches relationships. With a bit of practice, you can become a master of this essential skill.