That tears have a purifying, rejuvenating, and light-bearing power and capability--this was known by the Masters of spiritual life; the hermits, monks, and members of spiritual orders in the past. The "gift of tears" was highly esteemed by them.... And just as the moving waters precede the appearance of the rainbow in the primeval light, so does weeping precede the rainbow of illuminating light in the soul.

Valentin Tomberg in Covenant of the Heart: Meditations of a Christian Hermeticist on the Mysteries of Tradition by Valentin Tomberg


To Practice This Thought:
Rent a movie that has moved you to tears. Cry freely as you watch it again.


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