“Crying doesn’t indicate that you’re weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you’re alive.”
On Veteran’s Day in November, My wife and I were very moved by a news anchor describing an army nurse called to serve our country in World War II. Now 101 years old, this extraordinary woman came from a family in which most members also served in the military.
This normally stoic and forceful news anchor was moved to tears as he shared many heart-warming aspects of her life of generosity, contribution, and service.
Where and how are you currently moved to tears regarding various aspects of your world? How can you more fully see these moisture-filled expressions of emotion as a source of greater aliveness and strength?
Feeling emotion, enough to move you to shed tears, is a sign of empathy. Our world is learning how valuable and effective empathy can be. Those without the ability to feel emotions are the ones our society is calling out. Sometimes just seeing pure goodness can bring on a completely unexpected surge of emotion, including tears.