I believe tears are sacred. As a culture, we tend to stuff them down - view them as a sign of weakness. Nature teaches us otherwise. Nature's tears, in the form of rain, bring new growth and renewal. Without rain, new signs of life ceases. Similarly, releasing our tears allows us to be refreshed like a lush, green plant growing and thriving after the rain.
How different life would be if we valued our own tears and those of others this same way.
How different life would be if we all practiced more often what James Blunt sings about, "Cry on my shoulder...I'm a friend"
Lyrics to "Cry" by James Blunt
I have seen peace. I have seen pain, Resting on the shoulders of your name. Do you see the truth through all their lies? Do you see the world through troubled eyes? And if you want to talk about it anymore, Lie here on the floor and cry on my shoulder, I'm a friend.
I have seen birth. I have seen death. Lived to see a lover's final breath. Do you see my guilt? Should I feel a fright? Is the fire of hesitation burning bright? And if you want to talk about it once again, On you I depend. I'll cry on your shoulder. You're a friend.
You and I have lived through many things. I'll hold on to your heart. I wouldn't cry for anything, But don't go tearing your life apart.
I have seen fear. I have seen faith. Seen the look of anger on your face. And if you want to talk about what will be, Come and sit with me, and cry on my shoulder, I'm a friend. And if you want to talk about it anymore, Lie here on the floor and cry on my shoulder, Once again. Cry on my shoulder, I'm a friend.