I’d be lying both to myself and the person reading this if I claim that the struggle or the social stigma around crying is over. The rolling down of tears can be one of the many blacklisted natural human responses. It invites judgement of being weak or extra sensitive and tonnes of tissues, as if the tears don’t belong where they are, one bit. But you know what, letting a tear or two roll down isn’t so bad. Let’s see why!
Crying Makes You Feel Good/Light
Ever felt lighter after crying for some good amount of time? That’s because when you cry, the body releases oxytocin and endogenous opioids, otherwise known as endorphins. These feel good hormones relieve you of both physical and emotional pain. And that’s why crying is a great self-soothing action! So the next time you feel a lot of emotions bubbling inside of you, let the heart relieve itself with a few tears. Happy Ho organizes best Meditation and Tarot classes in Noida and Delhi NCR area in India.
Crying Cleans Your Eyes
Just like your room needs a good clean once in a while, so do your eyes. When we cry, the liquid helps relieve our eyes of thousands of tiny dust particles and also our tears contain a magical substance called lysozyme, a powerful antibacterial chemical that helps fight infection. Who knew these tears were a cleaning agent?
Crying Aids Vision
Just like our body can feel dehydrated after long periods of thirst, so can our eyes. When we cry we are actually hydrating our eyes which in turn helps improve our vision.
Crying Is Great For Your Nose Too
Considering our tear ducts are connected to the insides of our noses, the flushing out of bacteria and irritants is a benefit that our nose enjoys too as a result of us crying.
Crying Encourages Close Bonding
You might feel that being happy around someone all the time is the best way to connect with them. But actually nothing connects two people better than sharing a moment of crying, of vulnerability. After all it’s our tears that make us the most human in front of others.
Crying Helps You Fight The Struggle Around Expressing Emotions
When you cry with acceptance of what’s rolling inside of you, you indirectly encourage those around to extend the same acceptance of one’s turmoil, of one’s vulnerability towards their own selves. One of the best ways in which humans learn is by observing others and modelling their behaviour. Enough with the lectures and what to do and what not, do it and spread the message!
So the next time you feel yourself choking with some tears, don’t hold in. Give in!
“It is a grave injustice to a child or adult to insist that they stop crying. One can comfort a person who is crying which enables him to relax and makes further crying unnecessary; but to humiliate a crying child is to increase his pain, and augment his rigidity. We stop other people from crying because we cannot stand the sounds and movements of their bodies. It threatens our own rigidity. It induces similar feelings in ourselves which we dare not express and it evokes a resonance in our own bodies which we resist.”Alexander Lowen