“Tears are a way of freeing the self from ills and allowing blessings to come in.” ~Joseph Sergott O.P.
What makes you cry? The answer is different for all people.
I used to hold all my emotions inside for many years. I held back my tears out of fear of losing complete control, fear of not being able to stop the pain I thought would pour out uncontrollably.
The inevitable day came while in treatment for anorexia, a time of release as I could no longer hold them in all to myself. Honestly, if I had known the gift they would have brought years earlier, I would have never had waited so long.
It was as if I took the deepest, freshest, cleanest breath of fresh air I had ever experienced. My whole body once recovered from the exhaustion lifted up as if I were floating and joy overcame me. Blessing…
There was something to be learned, treasured and remembered of the tears shed. There was even anticipation for the tears I still had yet to express. And there was excitement as if I found a key to a magic door that would help me along the rest of the journey.
Today, I am a beautiful crazy mess. I cry at everything and I don’t apologize for one single tear…ever!
Really, it was selfish to think I could keep such a blessing to myself. For the gift is meant to be shared with others.
We have emotions to express them, to feel them, and to share them with others. Tears bring joy, healing, peace and love.
Let go, trust, breathe and cry…I promise, you will be better for it!
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