Originally Posted by DoAnyOfYouExist
All my life I have been programmed to believe men don't cry. Real men cry. This is what came to mind when I read that, as I often cry(not blubber but just tears of joy streaming down my face) during intense meditation. I actually enjoy this, it feels very good to cry out of happiness.
Wow. The same thing is happening with me. I was contemplating Mother Teresa & Gandhi the other day & I started crying out of happiness. I was also programmed the same way & for many years I refused to cry. I thought crying was a sign of weakness (I was raised in a Chinese culture..so...) but heh
I am glad Rumi cried like this too.