I have been hearing how important it is for us to express our pain, to weep, to lament. There is no way forward without it they say, because staying 'above' our pain keeps us from acknowledging what is 'real' and what actions we must take to create a different reality. So say the sages.
I only know that in the process of listening to music that I have yet to record of which there must be nearly 100 songs, I came across this one, and upon listening, burst into tears. Tears of the pain we have caused, the havoc we have wrought upon this earth and all its inhabitants.
I know we can change this, though not without much more suffering. But I acknowledge with my crying and sobbing that no matter how enlightened we may eventually become, it will be because we have stared with weeping hearts straight into the abyss we have created.
And then, hope wells up once again.