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Crying is natural. Babies cry when they are hungry, need a change, or simply want to be held; we’ve all seen those tiny faces crumble as the crying comes. People cry at funerals because they are sad. People cry because they are happily shocked, like when a young puppy is handed to them. People cry when they are frustrated, as when they’ve just found out they’ve been betrayed. People cry for joy, as when their beloved just proposed. And people cry in relief, as when they have just come through tough challenges, now over. An elephant in India (#RajuTheElephant) was seen clearly crying when its shackles of many years were removed, and good people relocated him to an elephant sanctuary; Raju is doing wonderfully, 6 years after his rescue. I cry with compassion and relief when I think of his journey and his final rescue and retirement.
The eyes tear up for non-emotional reasons also. The tear glands release reflex tears when you get something irritating in your eye. And the routine moisturizing tears are called basal tears.
Science has found that other tears have different compositions, depending on why the person is crying. According to WebMD, UCLA clinical psychologist Stephen Sideroff says, “Crying activates the body in a healthy way…[stress] Stress “tightens muscles and heightens tension, so when you cry you release some of that,” Sideroff says. “[Crying] activates the parasympathetic nervous system and restores the body to a state of balance.” And we always want to seek the best balance!
Seeing a movie that touches us can cause tears to well up. I’ve been in theaters where everyone was clearly crying, or nearly crying. In Japan, there are even clubs where people go to cry together. Some find crying with others makes it easier to cry their own tears. Is that true for you?
The more we seek our best balance, release the unhappy and take in the happy, the more we find we’re Healthy, Happy, and Loving Lifesm! It’s up to you!
Kebba Buckley Button is a stress solutions expert, holistic guide, and award-winning author who celebrates life. She has a longtime energy healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office. To email us, email@example.com .