Monday, August 26, 2013

The beauty of tears

Last night I sat with a friend by my pool to write. The soft lights brought out the bluegreen and the breeze lifted up the smell of the salt in the water. Our salt-water pool is not the ocean, yet it's as close as I can come to the water without having to drive. While we sat there, I kept going back to the water. There's something about salt water, something healing and cleansing, something wonderful, something much like tears.

There is something beautiful in tears. Crying brings about a release of emotion, stress, hormones and built-up chemicals in the body. It's why we feel good after a good cry. It's an expression and it acknowledges what moves us. Feelings move through our soul and our body restoring balance to both. Crying relieves our sadness. It washes away the accumulation of pain, fear, anticipation, confusion, grief, tension and more leaving a clean slate to receive wisdom, inspiration, clarity and relief. Clear thinking, more leveled feelings, empathy, understanding and compassion result from crying. Crying can be the beginning of a renewal of spirit.

The next time you feel like crying, don't hold it in. Feel and be vulnerable. Cry. Clear the air, your heart, your mind and your body. Experience and enjoy the beauty of tears.

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