6 Reasons to Have a Good Cry
It is rightly said,” Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.
According to Aristotle crying acts as cleansers of mind. They cleanse the sentiments that lie suppressed in our mind. Tears are effective in reducing and mitigating the distressed minds and help us in giving vent to our hidden emotions.
Reasons Why Crying is Good for You?
1. Crying helps you get over the depressed state.
2. They remove the feeling of guilt.
3. Tears are good for mind and soul.
4. Crying is indeed beneficial and cathartic.
5. Tears are good means to communicate your feelings to others.
6. Tears maintain good emotional and physical balance
Most of the times crying is triggered by grief and anger, but sadness, fear, laughter, frustration and remorse may also precipitate tears. In nutshell it can be said that tears are initiated by any strong emotion.
Apart from the sentimental reasons, a myriad of irritants affecting eyes such as onions and ragweed also result in bringing tears to eyes.
Scientifically it is a proven fact that tears caused by emotional and sentimental causes contain more manganese, proteins, prolactin and potassium than tears caused by irritants.
Manganese is important for blood clotting and decreased quantities of this element may cause clotting of blood, increase cholesterol and causes skin ailments.
Potassium is required for controlling nerves and muscles. It also controls blood pressure.
Prolactin is essential for maintaining and strengthening immunity and combating stress.
Let’s understand how tears affect us spiritually, physiologically and psychologically.
1. Tears for Lubrication:
Lubrication is the most basic function of tears. They cleanse eyeball and eyelids. They also prevent the dehydration of eyes.
2. Removes Toxins:
Emotional crying is helpful in removing toxins from our bodies.
Crying is beneficial in maintaining our overall health particularly in stressful conditions.
3. Tears are Mood Elevators:
Endorphins or feel good hormone is released after a session of crying. People generally feel good and satiated after shedding tears. A feeling of goodness seems to float after crying.
4. Tears Kill Bacteria:
Tears have an excellent antibacterial and antiviral property. Tears are rich in lysozyme enzyme that is effective in killing 90-95 percent of bacteria in 5-10 minutes.
5. Coping with Stress:
Crying is a wonderful mechanism to tackle with stressful situations. Your psychological and physiological balance is restored by crying.
Jerry Bergman in “The Miracle of Tears has said, “Suppressing tears increases stress levels, and contributes to diseases aggravated by stress, such as high blood pressure, heart problems, and peptic ulcers.”
6. Other Miscellaneous Effects of Tears:
It is a fact that shedding tears alleviate sensitivity of skin and deepens our breathing. These are healthy signs.
Crying is like letting that lie hidden in your body and that is hard to carry any longer.
Crying is a natural outpouring of feelings to reduce distress and improves emotional support. Crying also lowers inbound aggression.