Many of us learned that crying is a sign of weakness. In this episode, I suggest that to the contrary, crying is a sign that you are paying attention to life as long as you are safe enough to let go of control.

00:58 When was the last time you cried?

01:11 Crying is an involuntary act and tells us about our capacity to surrender.

2:12 Children cry with their bodies.

4:26 She hadn’t cried in our work together – and this was important information.

6:10 Crying isn’t just about feeling sad.

7:22 My tears were helping me welcome the array of feelings into my body.

8:45 Sometimes we need the extra heart space of another to help us find our tears.

8:52 This week’s homework (it’s okay to protect your tears).

Podcast produced by Sal DeRosalia

Music composed and performed by Aimee Mia Kelley

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