We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear . . . and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy?
Tears of joy.
The last time I shed tears of joy I was completely surprised. They sprang to my eyes without warning, at a daughter’s wedding. She was gorgeous, standing tall and centered, confidently and maturely committing her life to her husband.
I often shed tears of joy. They spring to my eyes unbidden and without warning. When a person cries because of the way they’re feeling, it’s known as emotional tears. Nobody knows exactly why we have emotional tears but one reason might be that they help us release our deepest, feelings, feelings that are often subconscious. Tears are a non-verbal way to release emotions that are non-verbal as well. These emotions are in the ground of our being and connect us to the rest of humanity.