Embrace Your Tears


“Don’t ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak.”  ~ Wm. Paul Young

We can get embarrassed when we tear up in public, but maybe we shouldn’t. Tears are the way of clearing our bodies of emotion and the stress we carry around. It’s a beautiful way of cleansing and setting our bodies back into balance.

Some people think it’s a sign of weakness, but it’s really a sign of being human and caring. There are tears of joy and tears of pain, but whatever the tears don’t hold them back, let them flow.

It’s true that there are times when you can’t just break down and sob, but you can tear a little bit and maybe sob later. When I’m working with a child in bereavement and he or she starts to cry, it breaks my heart and the tears start to fill my eyes. I can’t just lose it; I have to be there for the child. So I stay in command of my tears by concentrating on helping the child and only letting a few come into my eyes. I also have to get over my embarrassment, but we tell the kids that tears are always okay and maybe seeing tears in my eyes makes that really so.

Feeling joy or pain is part of our journey and so are the tears that accompany all of that. Don’t be afraid; feel what you feel and let yourself connect to the moment and to life itself. We are all just human, so let’s be that. Be a beautiful feeling human.

15 thoughts on “Embrace Your Tears

  1. Those tears are built from much pain Michele, and the compassion and love that is built from experiencing that pain.
    Our love, our compassion is in understanding the tears of another, and sharing that moment with them…our hearts cannot connect in a more truer way, hence the power within that moment ❤
    Beautifully written my friend, from a very compassionate heart ❤


  2. Great post, Michele!


  3. pjlazos says:

    Here here! Love this post. I cry all the time. A beautiful sunset. A tiny baby. A touching moment when my kids do something nice for each other. Crying is great!😘


  4. smilecalm says:

    i’m inspired
    to cry more
    in public


  5. I never thought of crying as a cleanse that brings our bodies back into balance.. Such a beautiful way to put it. Thank you, Michele.


  6. neilsonanita says:

    Beautiful Michele! I love the sincere emotion that comes through into your post.


  7. Thank you so much, Anita, I appreciate that. I do feel very deeply about all the subjects that I choose. Maybe too much sometimes.


  8. incarceratedshadows says:

    A wonderful piece of writing Michele.


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