Tears are a reflection of emotion. It is the physical manifestation of the emotion of sadness. Just like the way anger is fear realized, tears are the process of feeling the emotion of sadness. It is sadness realized.
Emotion, itself, is simply the reaction to thought: Thought –> Emotion –> Realization of Emotion.
Finding oneself in the feeling of sadness can be a deep hole. It can feel like a constant flow of emotion until a different thought can be realized. This is why people cry for days, weeks, and months. Their belief about a circumstance is so confirmed within them that only the feeling of sadness exists. Hence the corresponding physical reaction of crying is manifested. This will continue until there can be a new thought, a new emotion, and thus, a new physical reaction.
Tears are actually a mechanism to let this powerful energy created through feelings, out. It’s like the way exercise is a release when one is feeling fear of frustration, tears are a mechanism to release fear of sadness. (Fear the category as in the movie of Casablanca”)
Fear or love? Fundamentally, this is the big question, and the best tool when learning to live a happy life. Understanding our feeling at the root level, reducing it to its simplest form, fear or love, provides the awareness of what emotion we are reacting from, and thus attracting in our life. For as one confirms fear (or love) in their life, they attract a world which confirms those fears (or love). It is done by default. What one believes one receives.
“We don’t see the world the way it is. We see the world the way we are.”
Tears are good! They are a mechanism to allow energy to flow through the physical body. It is the process of sadness moving through in physical form. Like a river flowing it is energy moving from the circumstances created, washing away and giving life at the same time. It is in this constant flow of energy through tears that (eventually) brings a new thought and thus a new reaction where healing can begin. It’s where redemption can be found.
Holding emotion in and not releasing the energy in a physical way is caused by the fear of fear. To fear feeling the feelings of fear is the highest form of fear. This can lead to a life of fear which inevitably involves the corresponding physical manifestation by attracting life experiences based on fear. “The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”, First Inaugural Address, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
When I was 18, I wrote a book entitled, “The Playground Network” from the forceful beginning of life. In this book, I stated the need, as adults, to stay free from limiting beliefs about life. I spoke about the natural law of abundance and asked the question: Why all the fear? Life is wonderful at every level.
Suicide would be much higher had we not had the inner knowing of strength over fear, but we do, and we feel it. From this idea some of the most respected peers have pondered the proverbial fact: Our only real question in life is whether or not to kill ourselves. For in this question is the decision to live and to experience another day of being human. For the experience of life itself stimulates all emotions.
The premise of my early book was simple: learn to be okay with feeling what it’s like to be human. Tears are part of it. They are the manifestation of energy to move through the body and offer new life to the self.