January 30, 2013 - submitted by Polly, United Kingdom

Q. Does it take strength to the stop tears or courage to keep you're feelings real and let your eyes flood away?


The Oracle replies:

Better out than in, I alway say. I can't generalise too much as some people find it easy to cry so won't claim it as a brave process. Whether one chooses to cry openly or privately is up to the individual but I find it an essential part of emotional maintenance. I think it's vital to let tears out as I feel it can be detrimental and unhealthy suppressing them.
If you're having trouble expressing that side of your nature, maybe watch a sad film, listen to a melancholy song or read something tragic. It may help the floodgates to open.