"EVERYBODY CRIES is a beautiful book... a very special work for this planet." Joyce Vissell, coauthor of "The Shared Heart" -- Professional endorsement -
From the Inside Flap
You and I have the universal gift to cry. All peoples have this gift, but many do not claim it. In fact, many shame it. Tears are the body's only natural response for healing that we suppress or repress. Because of the myth that we need to be "strong," and not show our tears, parents still disrespect their children's feelings. Why? Because parents' hurts have not been respected. We must do away with this conditioning, and the anger and rage that cover up our vulnerable hurt, our tears. It takes real couRAGE to become vulnerable - to expose our hurt tender hearts. Vulnerability is the avenue to compassion for ourselves, then others, which will eventually help us connect with one another, and all peoples, without judgment, but with LOVE. This book will help parents and children put away:
"If you don't stop crying, I'll give you something to cry about."
"If you are going to cry, go to your room, until you can stop."
"Big boys, or girls, don't cry."
"Don't be a crybaby."
"Don't be a sissy!"
And many other shaming statements of our feelings, that ultimately close down our hearts, which then, eventually explode in anger and rage. EVERYBODY CRIES gives hopeful meaning to tears healing power.
The power of REAL LOVE. "There is a palace that opens only to tears." Zohar