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Look into a stranger's eyes and create a connection with something other than your phone screen.

In an age in which we spend more time looking at screens than we do looking at each other, the organisers of a monthly public meet-up are trying to encourage a little old-school human connection. Held once a month in cities around the world, including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Eye Gazing is exactly what it sounds like: a group of strangers meet in a public place in order to create a silent bond.

The events are run by The Human Connection Movement, a group that aims to change the way that people interact for the better. "We're here to empower people to stay open and lead with an open heart whilst maintaining authenticity, courage and awareness," reads a description on the event page for the group's upcoming Sydney meet. It's set to take place in Hyde Park on Saturday, January 14. It's free to attend, although you will need to register online.

Image: The Human Connection Movement/YouTube. 

Published on January 03, 2017 by Tom Clift

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