Tears - Watering the Garden of Our Soul

Health & Wellness

March ½ 2012
Water the Garden of

Our Soul with Tears

“Tears are the silent language of grief” Voltaire
" Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart do not know how to laugh either." ~Unknown
" When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." ~Kahlil Gibran
" Tears are Summer showers to the soul."
Alfred Austin, Savonarola

" What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul." ~Jewish Proverb
“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

Depending on where you live in the world, crying may or may not be socially acceptable. In some countries, beginning in childhood, boys are mocked and bullied if they show any emotion that reflects sensitivity. Women are “allowed” the privilege of being able to cry, but labeled as irrational and used as the bunt of insults as they taunt those who have not complied with the strict regime of humanity removal. How this happened is an entirely different discussion, but it is worth noting that we must take responsibility for part of the shaping of the society we live in. Currently ideas are changing and even science confirms and shines on the ability to consciously allow yourself to experience the benefits of crying; whether for a stubbed toe, hurt feeling, frustration to the big events that can change our life and outlook like the loss of a loved one, a painful divorce / breakup or the diagnosis of a disease. Just like a damn needs to be released when the flood waters rise, our emotional wellbeing can benefit from tears that water the garden of our soul.

 

We are so lucky to live in a time to experience and bear witness to change as it takes place. We now that tears release toxins that build up in the body and can help manage stress through the release that comes through crying. The actual process of crying has been studied with positive results that determine crying is one factor in why women had a longer life expectancy. It is also now thought to build social bonds and trust. Toxins can quickly be released and washed away, just like the spring showers

Have you ever noticed how relaxed you feel after crying? This is not a trick question nor is it gender dependent. Men and women have the ability to cry, yet many feel restricted and unable to show emotions as they have been associated with weakness and feminine.

Stress release
Crying is thought to help reduce stress, which can have a damaging effect on our health and has been linked to a number of health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes and obesity.
According to the Minnesota study, crying can help to wash chemicals linked to stress out of our body, one of the reasons we feel much better after a good cry. Higher levels of adrenocorticotrophic (ACTH) have been found in emotional tears (compared to reflex tears).
Removing this chemical from the body is beneficial because it triggers cortisol, the stress hormone – too much of which can lead to health problems associated with stress.


'Crying can help release tension and stress, as well as expressing emotions,' says Dr Abigael San, chartered clinical psychologist.


'When you're upset and stressed, you have an imbalance and build up of chemicals in the body and crying helps to reduce that.'


[1] www.netdoctor.co.uk/healthy-living/wellbeing/the-health-b...

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Comment by deZengo on February 7, 2012 at 9:58pm

Thank you as always for stopping by and sharing a moment in time :space with me. 

While I am here ... I guess I will give it a "like"  too!  ;-)

Comment by Z on February 6, 2012 at 12:37am

very informative.  love it!

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