Monday, July 9, 2012
"Tears of Belonging"
Tears are a river that take you somewhere. Weeping creates a
river around the boat that carries your Soul-Life. Tears lift your boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it down-river to someplace new, someplace better.
There are oceans of Tears women have never cried, for they have been trained to carry mother's and father's secrets, to the grave. A woman's crying has been considered quite dangerous, for it loosens the locks and bolts on the secrets she bears. But in Truth, for the sake of a Woman's Soul, it is better to cry. For women, Tears are the beginning of the initiation into the Scar Clan, that timeless tribe of Women of all colours, all nations, all languages, who down through the ages have lived through a great something, and yet who stood proud...
~Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.
9 July, 2012