The Benefits of Crying
Sometimes You Just Need to Cry
There are many reasons why you cry. Sometimes you cry because you feel pain, hurt, sadness, embarrassment, happiness, stress, or due to other emotions and situations of life. Life has its ups and downs and everyone cries through it all, so no matter what happens, and you feel the need to cry, let it out; allow the tears to flow from your eyes and stream down your face, allow yourself to feel the emotion of what is making you cry, and then grasp that feeling, hold it tight, then let it go and wipe your face. Crying is an extremely normal and healthy bodily reaction to certain emotions, and at times the only way to feel and to move on is to cry, whether it be alone or on someone else's shoulder.
The Reason You Cry
Crying is the your body's reaction to overwhelming emotion. When you feel overwhelmed with certain emotions such as grief, pain, stress, anxiety, etc, the body has a chemical reaction in the brain which sends a “message” to the tear ducts to produce tears, and then you feel the need to cry. When you have a build up of strong feelings that stems from a deep emotional connection, you release those feelings through crying. Sometimes you cry to release emotion, sometimes you cry to relieve pain, sometimes you cry because there are certain feelings deep within yourself that need to be addressed, and sometimes you cry to alarm others that you need help and attention, but you always cry because you feel that it is necessary. Crying is a physical reaction to all of the human emotions that lay deep within yourself; tears are provoked by your thoughts, by your feelings, by your desires and longings. When your tears feel unnecessary, look within your own mind for answers of why you may be crying, you may discover something about yourself you never fully understood before.
The Benefits of Crying
There are many benefits of crying, both physical and emotional benefits that aids in your overall eye and mental health. Crying helps to moisten your eyes which allows you to be able to see, without moisture in the eyes, you would not be able to see at all (so even if your are not teary eyed due to emotion, your eyes may produce tears to allow your eyes to become moisten due to dryness of the eyes). Crying also helps you flush your eyes from toxins, bacteria, and viruses, since your tears are naturally antibacterial and antiviral. When it comes to emotional health, crying arises when you have a strong emotional feeling that needs to be released, and crying also aids you in understanding how certain situations and emotions make you feel. Sometimes you cry for reasons unknown to you, and the tears allow you to understand them and place them in your mind in a more healthy manner.
When you feel your eyes begin to well, and your lip begin to quiver, your heart begin to sink, and your mind begins to think, allow your tears to flow from your beautiful eyes, and allow yourself to cry.
© 2013 Jami Johnson