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How can we cry?

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There are two different groups that need each their own approach.


Most people, if not out loud, at least in their hearts of hearts, have a lot to complain. About what hurts, what lacks, what stings, what was, what is, and what will be. We’ve all suffered a lot, and more is coming. Who can still hope? Who can still dream—among the nightmares?

To them, I want to say: It will get better, and the end will be good. Meanwhile, go cry about how hard it was and is.

We need some optimism to heal our hurts. Harvey Jackins called it: “It helps to have some dry ground under your feet to empty out the ocean.” It also helps to know that tears heal. No sober tears are shed for naught.


Some people are almost always grateful, happy, and optimistic. What’s there to cry for? It’ll all work out for the best. Death is going onto eternal life. Uninvited pain multiplies our meritoriousness by a factor thousand.

To them, I need to say: For a moment, don’t look so deep.........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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