As you become more aware of your awareness, the stories of the mind will start to lose their power. You will not be saddened by that, because the joy in you is incomparable. Know this, confirm this, deep within your own being. You are not creating, you are simply recognizing, discovering, what is timelessly present as your own Self.
So as you move from this place it will not matter whether eyes are closed or open. May this that you have tasted within yourself continue to flower, to blossom inside, and to drink your mind up and to keep it in harmony. Then wherever you go, a garden will grow there.