Everyday events may arouse feelings and emotions which can bring you down. Instead, learn to see them as material on which you can work and forge and renew yourself.

When someone has done you an injustice or offended you, you find it quite natural to feel upset or even cry. If, on the other hand, you were to shed a tear when faced with true beauty, a work of art or a noble gesture for instance, you would most probably feel some degree of shame.

Well, let me tell you that, on the contrary, you should show yourself stoical and impassive when faced with hardship, but when faced with beauty it is alright to show emotion and sensibility, and shed tears. For the tears you shed when faced with beauty are like celestial rain that purifies you and waters the flowers of your inner garden.

Tears of disappointment and bitterness may bring you some relief for a time, but no more than that. Tears of wonder, however, will regenerate you because they are impregnated with a divine essence.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov