It is Crying Time Again
If you feel the need to cry at this moment, you have my permission to do so provided you give it all you have.
I think crying is one of the most misunderstood natural response to feelings and emotions there is. It appears good for females in our society to cry and not expected or accepted for men.
Saying “nonsense” to the previous statement, though true, is simplistic because men are trained from a young age not to show emotions by crying. I also know without any doubt, women and men are different. This is such a good thing. However, there are times when all must shed tears of pain and joy.
There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts. – Joseph Roux
To clear this confusion we must understand why we cry. Some say we cry when we are sad or in physical or emotional pain, and most of us think we cry when we are very happy. I know for sure both of those statements are true, however, it is far from the whole story.
Why are we overcome with the feeling to cry or weep? I think tears come from our hearts. It is one of the ways our heart maintains its balance. Balance is healthy. When our hearts are filled with sadness we need to release the pain and heal the soul. Crying does this. Sobbing does it better because sobbing is carthartic. When our hearts are filled with love, joy and abundance those feelings are released by crying too.
There is one major difference between crying because of happiness and crying because of sadness. Crying when you are sad cleanses the soul, the spirit, the mind and the body. Spilling tears when you are happy enhances the feelings of love, joy and bliss.
Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it. – Albert Smith.
If you want to know how your heart knows the difference you must ask, (your heart has its own brain) and listen for the answer.
If you are watching a sad scene at the theatre enjoy your cry; you are relating to the scene with feeling. If you have sadness in your heart cry your heart out, you will certainly feel better when your eyes have dried. If you are crying because you are happy, spread the goodness around and give it to another person.
When we see someone crying, our first thought is to discourage shedding the tears. I say to you, do not discourage a person from crying, male or female. Wrap your arms around them and say, just cry it out. It is all good.
What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul -Jewish Proverb
How do you feel about tearing up now?