I love to cry.
“Water is life” as a movement and phrase gained recognition largely through the overlapping occurrences of the Standing Rock, anti-DAPL protests and the Flint water crisis. Among indigenous nations, there are also important teachings about how “water is medicine.” This conviction interestingly finds considerable back-up through scientific observations and experiments related to the remarkably sentient and responsive properties of water.
I often think about how tears are sacred evidence of our deepest natural connections and necessities. Sadness, gratitude, joy, despair, empathy, hope – so much of our humanity finds conduit through that flow between heart and eyes.
Among my most satisfying ways to experience the fulness of tears is by listening to and reading the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today is a good day to cry over that legacy, and find inspiration through the example of that true American hero, speaking love to world. When the heart listens to what the ears hear, maybe crying is how truth overwhelms the mind to show spirit as the greater power.
Unity of hearts, inside and out: Free at Last. Happy MLK Day!