The living organisms that work to compost material need balanced moisture just as they need air. A dried out pile is no longer working. A flooded one causes poor decomposing conditions. As layers of refuse are added, watering and mixing them around helps the breakdown process.
Similarly, as layers of heart material begin to be shed, explored, and mixed together, tears provide the moisture necessary to keep feelings soft. The right balance of tears to heart work is cleansing and freeing.
Tears are a helpful gauge to let you know where you are in process.
The absence of tears could indicate that you have shut down your feelings. Constant or frequent tears might mean there is too much inside to process alone, and outside help is necessary.
Take some space and your journal and begin to reflect.
What brings on your tears? Do you cry for yourself? Only for others? At seemingly random times? When did you last cry? What does it mean to cry? What do you allow yourself to cry over and what is off-limits?
Continue to collect clues and matter and material for composting your heart.
Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. Psalm 126:5