24 March 2007

Quote

I came up with this after I received some disappointing news and didn't know how to handle it. I prayed immediately as I supressed the tears welling in my eyes. Later on after pain from supression forced it's way into my chest, I went to a quiet place and just let the tears flow. The following in the outcome of those tears...

"Tears are not signs of weakness, but instead signs of strength because it takes an incredibly strong person to show their weakness or vulnerability." -- Blu Jewel (c) 2007

17 comments:

A woman on the move said...

LOVE IT!!!

Rosemarie said...

Tears cleanse the soul.

I learned along time ago to never confuse weakness for meekness (power under control).

Peace...

Shai said...

Strength in tears. Excellent.

Darius T. Williams said...

Yes - I love when we succumb to our "weaknesses" because that's when God's strength is made completely perfect!

BZ said...

This is very true. People tell me I'm strong cuz I don't cry. But in reality, I believe myself to be kinda weak. I hope everything works out ok, sis.

*Huggs*

T.C. said...

Totally what it REALLY is...

Blu Jewel said...

ALL - I'm so happy that each of you have expressed positive comments on this quote. It especially means a lot because it's an original Blu Jewel quote and one I hope will bless each of you. All too often we overlook the basic needs to express ourselves as we're sometimes taught that the expression of certain emotions is a sign of weakness. I've learned that that is a lie and we need balance in our lives and expressing our emotions is a way to produce that. T.C can vouch for me when I say, that there's a Ying/Yang for a reason. If we refuse to cry for fear of appearing weak, we're denying our inner balance and will cause inner turmoil and discontent.

BZ...thanks hun!

jus butterfli said...

a-men!

and lately... i MUST be strong as hell!! :/

i also agree with rosemarie... i always say "tears cleanse the soul" and they REALLY do!

peace...

Hawa Bond said...

This is exactly why the lesson to our sons to suppress tears is an ugly thing. Crying to cleanse is replaced with outward, aggressive, and destructive shows of bogus manhood. Jesus was the manliest man to walk this earth, and he knew how to cry and live a life of power under control.

Thanks for sharing this, Blu. I'll be calling you to see if my boo is okay.

Love ya,
Hawa

Shelle said...

spoken so eloquently
spoken so true

Blu Jewel said...

jus - i knew you were a good swimmer for a reason *smile*

hawa - run tell dat! i so feel you on this and think that we need to allow our boys to express their emotions or we'll continue to be surrounded by angry and emotional disabled men.

shelle - thank you *blush* thank you.

Debo Blue said...

We've all been there. Thank God we have the sense to let that all out to prevent us from going crazy being mean and wicked to others, especially our loved ones.

Let me prophesy-it WILL turn out in your favour. Just you wait and see!

Love the quote.

Lyrically speaking said...

This is a beautiful quote, thanks for sharing

JoJo D. said...

To paraphrase the Word of God:

"Weeping lasts only for a night; for Joy cometh in the morning."

I learned a long time ago to quit being weak and let those tears come forth as they may. For in my tears, I felt all the strength I needed to get up and go on with my life after the downfall.

blaqrayne said...

I actually read this when you first posted it, but I was in a bad frame of mind so I wasn't hearing it at the time. It's a beautiful quote and it's even more beautiful that you were strong enough to come up with it during a dark hour.

audlove13 said...

exactly what i did last night.

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