This practice is ever so valuable. It can not be replaced by anything else. Your eyes which can not see themselves are looking at a pair of eyes who are the expression of your true self, that which can not be explained. So who is looking at you?
While you are looking at these eyes ,you can observe yourself, your thoughts. It is an open book showing you in detail how you function, your conditioned mind. As time goes by, you have the opportunity to deepen into presence. What a gift.
After this experience, you might be able to look in someone’s eyes without an agenda, without signifying that you have any needs that have to be met. Amazing!