Tears – Watering the Garden of Our Soul
Tears – Like Spring Showers
Depending on where you live in the world, crying may or may not be socially acceptable. In some countries, beginning in childhood, boys are mocked and bullied if they show any emotion that reflects sensitivity. Women are “allowed” the privilege of being able to cry, but labeled as irrational and used as the bunt of insults as they taunt those who have not complied with the strict regime of humanity removal. How this happened is an entirely different discussion, but it is worth noting that we must take responsibility for part of the shaping of the society we live in. Currently ideas are changing and even science confirms and shines on the ability to consciously allow yourself to experience the benefits of crying; whether for a stubbed toe, hurt feeling, frustration to the big events that can change our life and outlook like the loss of a loved one, a painful divorce / breakup or the diagnosis of a disease. Just like a damn needs to be released when the flood waters rise, our emotional well-being can benefit from tears that water the garden of our soul.
There is no Shame
emotions without words!
Tears – Watering the Garden of our Soul
We are so lucky to live in a time which allows us to experience and bear witness to change as it takes place. We now that tears release toxins that build up in the body and can help manage stress through the release that comes through crying. The actual process of crying has been studied with positive results that determine crying is one factor in why women had a longer life expectancy. It is also now thought to build social bonds and trust. Toxins can quickly be released and washed away, just like the spring showers.
“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before–more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.”
~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Currently, Ms. Moore is the Health & Wellness Editor for OM-Times Magazine, a regular monthly contributor as well as providing artwork and layout designs, branding and consulting. She is the co-founder of the SACREDspace Studio, a Humanity Healing Pilot Studio and Director of the Yoga 2 Go Project! She works with rural communities to bring yoga to the masses and health to ALL. As the local deKombucha Health Tea brewer, she also shares her knowledge of a drink that is “now” considered a wonder drink and the drink of the year with her community.
Her daily mantra, “Just do what needs to BE done!”