Tears...the overflow of your being

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2 July 2015, Comments: Comments Off on Tears…the overflow of your being

Last weekend drew to a close this year’s Facilitator Training at The Insight Space which I have had the pleasure of co-facilitating with it’s founder Ian Watson.  It was inspiring and moving to listen to each member of the group sharing from the heart what they had learned. In fact, it was so moving and the feelings evoked were so beautiful that there was barely a dry eye in the room.

It has to be said that I am no stranger to shedding tears of joy when sharing the Principles and in life generally. My children are not in the least bit phased when they see tears spring into my eyes while we are walking in local park or beach. They might roll their eyes, they might even get curious but they know that all is well.

I used to get disconcerted when I was moved to tears when teaching. It was a new experience. I struggled with it but the more I resisted and tried to hold them back, the more I felt my discomfort. It was Elsie Spittle who helped me to be grateful for the deep feelings that created them. As she rightly pointed out some people never get to experience those profound feelings.  She also assured me that my capacity to hold them would grow and this has certainly been true.

The spiritual teacher Osho describes tears as the overflow of your being. He says:

“Accept them with great joy, relish them, nourish them, welcome them, and through tears you will know how to pray. Through tears you will know how to see. Tear-filled eyes are capable of seeing truth. Tear-filled eyes are capable of seeing the beauty of life and the benediction of it.”

I would like to thank everyone at The Insight Space for allowing me to share part of your journey and for filling me with joy to over-flowing.

The gift of the very special hankie was much appreciated too!!


The Insight Space is now taking applications for it’s Truth of the Moment and Facilitator Training programmes starting in the Autumn and full details are on the website



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