Bittersweet Tears

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“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.”
José N. Harris

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Who at time as not felt rejected, unloved, helpless and not quite good enough? Who has not cried at the unfairness in our lives? Who has not had to come to terms with the fact that we have to say good-bye to those we love? Who has not had to witness all the pain, suffering and destruction that exists in the world? Life is tough, it hurts a lot…. Being truly alive involves a lot of pain.

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By letting in the pain, it allows us to embrace the joy of being human. All the pain in the world cannot deny the existence of those exquisite moments. Tears have a positive part to play in our lives when we understand that pain is part of lives richness. No matter how difficult life gets, we can handle it and come out stronger and wiser. Tears reflect the bitter-sweetness that lies in many of our sorrowful experiences.

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We have been taught that ‘real man don’t cry’. In fact real men do cry. Fake men don’t cry. Real men are real! They are not pretending to be the ‘strong silent’ type when deep feelings of pain need to come out

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There is strength in healthy tears for both men and women. There is peace, flow, energy, compassion and beauty.

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How long has it been since you last had a good, hard cry? Crying actually makes you feel better right away…… it is your body’s method of releasing stress. When you push your feelings down and keep yourself from crying, those feelings do not go away. You may feel either angry or numb.

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Let go off some pain today.

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‘Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it’.
Albert Smith

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