Before you do anything else, I'm going to ask you to get up, go to a mirror and stare into your eyes for 5 minutes.

If you have a friend or partner present, do it with them.

This is a technique I first discovered from this beautiful documentary about artist Marina Abramovic.

Most of us have never, in our entire lives, looked unwaveringly into another person’s eyes for five minutes. The effect it has on us is organically hypnotic.

In the comments below, please share what your experience was like during the eye gazing.

We are going to explore the science and myth that there are two different people in you -- one looking back at you through each eye.