“Smiles come best to those who weep.”~ Rumi
Why do you weep? What is really a tear? – Tears are expressions of letting go. When something pushes us to weep, it is because that is so dear to us. Because we love that something or someone so much, their separation or loss is unbearable to us. The pain of that separation is what causes us to weep, shed tears. It can be a moment of extreme joy, true reunion, a real painful sorrow, a moment of deep pride, a sense of achievement, an instance of sheer disbelief, a natural pain due to physical torture – all of it gushes tears out of us. Tears are dear friends of our true emotions. The more emotional we are, the more we weep. The more we weep, our emotions get balanced. Tears are sometimes seen as a weakness. One who weeps is categorized as someone who is weak. Tears are seen as enemies of pride. “The more stiff you are, the more stable you are”. This is the problem of today’s world. We match unnecessary beliefs to our lives and make it ever complex. Tears are the best expressions of emotions and so let them be. Let tears flow incessantly when you have to express.
Weeping empties you, only to embrace something new.
If tears are merely expressions, why do you have to hide it. If you are natural, let tears flow. When you cry, you realize you feel better in your head after a while. The more you suppress yourself, the more damage it does to you. The more pain it brings physically and mentally. Getting the emotions out of your system is by weeping. If that is the way to do it, there is nothing to hide. Let it flow. The minute you have cleared it out of you, joy rushes in. The void of the emotion in you has to be replaced with something, and that something is joy. You can never welcome something if you are not empty. Weeping empties you, only to embrace something new. As humans we can never be stuck in an emotion for long, if we force ourselves to be stuck – our mind goes haywire. It cannot handle it, so it acts differently to make us mad. The natural instinct is to let go of that emotion which is bogging you down. Tears help you let go of the emotion. How much ever you are deeply hurt by something or someone, it can stay only for a part of your life. No doubt those times of your life is hard and painful. But – let it pass. let it go. The key to do that is to weep.
Be sorrowful for that time you cry, be conscious that this will also pass.
Give yourself that chance to howl in pain, only to embrace the warmth in love.
Let go of yourself amidst all the sorrow, just to know joy and smile are doting your path.