Crying is powerful! Contrary to prevalent notions, it is a form of strength. It is a therapy of self-care and self-love. It is the epitome of what it means to be. . .powerful. Through tears, there is honesty. Through tears, there is a desire to cleanse our well-being. In crying, we are re-newing our state of Being. People who think crying is a state of weakness, or who think causing a person to cry allows triumph of that individual, are truly the weak ones. Lies, deception, and wearing masks are the real signs of. . .weakness.
Our willingness to cry, whenever, wherever is a true testament to our personhood. It means that we have developed ourselves enough to express the emotions of our Being. However we express them. And, our ability to express our emotions, in front of other individuals, means that we are victorious in this journey, called. . .humanity.
Crying is an indicator of our sensitivities. The latter term is often thrown around, carelessly, in order to guilt-trip, those who are in tuned with those subtle energies of life. Those who are open enough to simply. . .feel. They have not become hardened to the living realities. In fact, crying is viewed as a therapy. It is an act of nurture. And, its one of the true essences of self-love. I love myself enough in order to release that, which does not serve me. This is the true meaning of crying. I release those energies, that are not supporting my very existence. In many ways, crying is a personal lullaby, that we give to ourselves. Its not strange to cry ourselves to sleep. Through crying we can experience what it feels like to be babies, all over again. Yes! Crybaby. Crybabies. Just cry.
At work, or in our personal space, there should be no shame in crying. Wouldn’t it be great if every work space had a cry room, or a simple space of meditation, where employees could cry? Just think how the level of productivity would increase in a space if companies designed crying exercises. Because the truth of the matter, is that once we release our pain and toxins, we feel better. And feeling better always leads to. . .performing better.
In addition to the emotional and mental wellness of crying, there is also the physical wellness. We already mentioned that crying allows for the purging of toxins. Which means it cleanses our skin, and the interior of our bodies. The physical is not separate from the emotional. They are all interconnected. So, as we think, so does it come to be. If we are thinking pain, despair, and sorrow, that energy will filter within our physical. It will spread throughout our interior. And, if it is not purged, we will become ill. We are healed by cleansing our interior. And, our natural cleansing element is to cry.
There are those who have to work a little harder to cry. Yes, crying (and sorrow) is a form of work. It requires energy in order to come into fruition. When a person has not developed their sensitivity, there is mental and emotional work needed to be done. Work needed to locate the sensitive parts of the sensory, which triggers those emotions. That’s the holistic work that many people shy away from. Its necessary work for the whole of proper human development. An emotionless person is an underdeveloped individual.
Crying for one time does not necessarily mean that one will feel better. It will take many more “cries,” in order to feel whole. That’s just the reality of things. However, what crying will do is ensure that energy is being rejuvenated. That it is consistently re-energized and. . .cleansed. We can not forget that we must clean our energy on a regular basis. Cleansing our energy means we continue to regenerate the life within our life cycle. Believe it or not, it helps us to live longer. That’s why we are given tear ducts.
Its alright to rock ourselves to sleep. Using the artistry of sleep, as our personal lullaby. It shows how much we love ourselves. Furthermore, it shows how self-love requires a willingness to be vulnerable. Vulnerability is one of the methods of self-care. It provides us with that sense of refreshing desire. When we are refreshed, we desire to work. And, not just any work or working for the sake of work. We work effectively, creatively. We don’t work for the necessity of working. Whether its in the office, or at home, there is a fascination of seeing work as a sector of nourishment, once we have released energies no longer nutritious. Work can then be viewed as a therapy of healing. Its bountiful. Its beautiful. And, it nourishes the Soul.
So, cry baby. Cry. Cry your heart out, to avoid the lies. Bring out the joy, as you are crying a. . .lullaby. Just remember that you are never “too old” to cry.