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Tuesday, November 25, 2014


'T' is for 'Tears'

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

What better way to start a post than to discourse about something, which is a miraculous gift of nature.  I’m referring to our unique capacity to be able to express our strong emotions through crying. Emotional responses resulting in weeping, only we humans possess. Tears not only cushion the furrows and pitfalls of our sojourn here, but benefit our emotional health too.

A biological process though generates tears, but holistically speaking, tears are our emotional anchor. They sweep clean the system, of tensions, past hurts, resentments and negative responses. They bring about a great detoxifying influence and restore the mind body balance. A bout of crying yields solace in the midst of overwhelming agonizing moments.

While we shed tears over some real or perceived wrongs done to us, unknowingly, another process of introspection and reflection moves along. Our dynamics of criticism, judgments mellow down, freeing the mind of harmful binds.Tears heal the wounded, brooding spirit, pushing it back to action. To a free mind, solutions to problems flash unexpectedly. We often hear the words, ‘cry it out, you will feel better’.

Crying is the safest outlet for pent up feelings. Tears act as a conduit for achieving wellness and sobriety in our stressful lifestyles. The purifying effect of crying takes away the binding blinkers of our psyche, which hinder the restorative process. The clear frame of mind helps in reconciling to circumstances, which we can’t change.

We shed tears of pain as well as of joy. Take for instance the grueling pain a mother suffers, in the process of giving birth to a new life.Tears of supreme joy and pride, she sheds on seeing the baby.  On receiving the happy news of sudden success, after painstaking efforts, one feels choked with joy and tears flow in torrents.

For eye health, tears are extremely essential. They lubricate the eyeball and eyelid and prevent dry eye syndrome. Scientists say that ‘tears bathe our eyes in lysozyme, one of the most effective antibacterial and antiviral agents known.’

Human life sans tears will be terribly uncomfortable and in the end, our eyesight will be impaired beyond repair.

Tears and Nature have, one thing in common, they both mitigate our sufferings and sorrows.

T is also for trees.
This is a mango tree in one of the parks which a visit sometimes. Though its leaves are dulled by wintery conditions, it retains its dignity intact.

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  1. Super words for T.
    Tears come easily to me :)
    Trees & greenery is great to see!

  2. what a configutarion !! but for me T stands for Tea , hahahaaaa

  3. Beautiful piece uppal ji for 'T'
    I like both trees and tears .. of happiness and gratitude :)

  4. Great post on the good deeds of tears! The natural process in every human and your write up would increase the confidence levels of those shed tears often. Beautiful photo on the tree and shadow

  5. Hari OM
    Wonderful words!!! Magnificent Mango... YAM xx