Crying activates the Parasympathetic nervous system that signals our breathing and heart rate to slow down. Therefore we feel much lighter and calmer after a hearty crying session.
5) It enhances creativity.
We tend to be either Left brain dominant or Right brain dominant in our thinking.
Left Brain Thinking is concrete and logical. If we are left brain dominant we tend to be more logical, analytical and linear in our thinking.
Right Brain Thinking is intuitive and abstract. If we are right brain dominant, we tend to be more intuitive, abstract, in touch with our emotions and creative in our thinking.
Crying helps us to get in touch with our emotions and activates right brain thinking which fosters our creativity.
6) It helps to deal with loss and overcome grief.
The number of people who are suffering from high functioning depression or anxiety is on an all-time high today because we have been conditioned to stay motivated and put up a brave face despite what we are feeling inside.
But there are moments in our lives like the death of a loved one or loss of any major kind that requires something called a”grieving or wallowing “period.
It does not help to tone down the pain or suppress our emotions.
Do whatever it takes to feel the emotion. Cry your heart out, scream, wallow, and let the pain flow through you.
There is a very famous quote by Rumi that states, “Wound is the place where the light enters you.”
Honor the wound. It is the doorway to healing.
Cry. Release. Make space for the light to enter.
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