"I have never met a person who has not felt better after crying. It's a great cleansing release. I have never met a person who has not looked more beautiful after crying. We usually think crying makes us look ugly. Your face is all blotchy, your nose is red, your makeup is smeared. But to me there is nothing more beautiful than a person's face after a cry. A sense of peace and relief settles on his or her expression. A holy calm.
"We all need to learn how to wear our tears. We need to learn how to let ourselves cry and . . . to bask in the precious healing that our tears will bring."
To Practice: The next time you cry, wear your tears well.— Naomi Levy in To Begin Again