"The spiritual teacher Mata Amritanandamayi, the Divine Mother Ammadhi, has said that 'crying to God for five minutes is worth an hour of meditation.'
Now when I do not have time to meditate, when I feel too tightly wound to relax, I find that five minutes of crying has the same effects. It is a shortcut to the calm that comes after a good, long hour of quiet meditation.
Not long ago, on a still Saturday night, I cried for six hours in a lover's arms. I realise this behaviour could be seen as a certifiable acute depressive episode. And maybe it was.
I prefer to think of it as a three-day meditation retreat for those of us who don't have the three days - a meditation retreat for the girl on the go.
I highly recommend it."
The Mother Trip