The first act of the new born censures his own existence—he cries as air penetrates his lung. Those tears are tears of life. As we grow up, it becomes unavoidable that we are going to experience multiple experiences, good and bad, with different levels of intensity and a complex variety of emotions.
In some cultures, people are taught to control them. In some other ones, they are taught to repress them. In general, most of us on this planet express our emotions and let the tears flow as much as we feel them.
Is crying really a sign of weakness?
Besides the excessive release of emotions through crying which can be troubling, I do not believe that it should be seen as a sign of weakness. Of course, those who have been trying desperately to repress their emotions may find themselves in this “awkward situation” (according to them) for no reason at all. That would be a way for their system to compensate or find a balance for this excess of self-control.
Tears of love—brought by warm thoughts of being loved and being in love
Tears of joy—rolled down on one’s cheek from feelings of true friendship
Tears of sweetness—burst like crystalline pearls from passionate moans during a prolonged orgasm
Tears of pain—resulted from a heart breaking separation
Tears of sorrow—covered one’s face in quest for forgiveness
Tears of relief—expressed when cashing on the lotto jackpot; no more stress at work
Tears of compassion—showed willingness to care for someone else’s pain or misery
Tears of revolt—ended one’s circle of emotional or physical abuse
Tears of submission—broke down one’s resistance against strong feelings of love
Tears of admiration—anointed one’s smiling face in front of great leadership
Endless attributes can be associated to our tears for they are the ultimate manifestation of our humanity. I think; then I am. I cry; then I feel. One reveals himself or herself as divinely human still…more than ever.
Words of faith!