From my friend Mary Landos:
Let your tears come, and not necessarily quietly. Let them flow, flood, storm, shake and wake you. Let your whole body cry, weep, sob. Drop below any shame you might have about crying so openly, letting your heart break, knowing that what is breaking is not your heart, but only the energetic encasing around it. If you feel like a child or infant as you cry, let that be, keeping your mind out of it. We have so much unattended hurt, so much muted sorrow, so much life-force tied up in keeping our tears, new and old, from fully surfacing. But surface they must, if we are to truly come alive.
~Robert Augustus Masters