Illustration my Jaime Zollars
Being able to cry is a very good thing. It brings with it a release and a cleansing. Sadness comes to all of us. Some times we just have sit with it awhile and remind ourselves that it will not last forever. Rainer Mariea Rilke has powerful insights into the realm of sadness. Among many wise things he says this about when we are feeling sad;
"we stand in the midst of a transition where we cannot remain standing."
I know that depression can become crippling and there are times when medication is a helpful way back to putting life back on track. I also know that deep sadness is a natural part of a meaningful life fully lived.
More from Mr. Rilke here.
A song called Broken Dreams that begins with a flood of tears here.