It may hurt, but your tears help heal.
Tears have a way of making us think of how sad or hurt we are. They help heal us in ways we usually don’t think of. Tears allow us to express how we are feeling.
Tears can release pent-up sorrow, which otherwise could cause our health to diminish. When left unshed our demeanor changes and we turn inward. They are a sign that we are hurt, whether it be physically or mentally.
To cry over the loss of a loved one, no matter how young or old, is to mean we loved. If we had not loved the person, we would not cry. Our hearts let us know we loved and we were loved. The tears help us say goodbye and is a part of our letting go.
The death of a loved one is hard because there is a severing, a separation leaving us to continue our journey with one less person. For someone with faith, there is a knowing, however that brings solace, for we understand that we will meet again; death is a beginning, not a goodbye.
There is also the separation or severing of relationships. We are still left to continue without a person we cared deeply for. When that separation is with someone we imagined spending our entire life connected to, be it spouse, partner, or child, the pain is no less.
I will take the tears of loss knowing I was loved and loved over never having loved at all. Some think this strange, but the tears will subside. They wash clean our pains and erase the bad parts leaving us only with the memories we cherish and hold dear.
Occasionally the tears return. When they do, let them remind you that you loved and were loved, for however long it was. Let it bring you comfort and not sorrow.
But, what of tears from physical pain? They allow us to release hurt and signal others of our situation. When we try not to cry, the pain builds within, which can cause further damage.
Holding in tears may raise your blood pressure and cause other problems depending on your physical health. It is an expression of pain and a release of breath. Often when we cry out of pain, we are forced to take in deeper breaths allowing more oxygen into our bodies. Oxygen is a vital part of our continued health and healing.
Tears can also be a signal meant for us that we must leave a bad situation. If we are being hurt, whether physically or mentally, tears are a signal to ourselves. No one deserves to be treated in a way that makes them cry out in pain.
When we don’t allow our sadness to release, it can turn into a more negative emotion. We can become bitter and angry, and those emotions could burst forth at any time on anyone bringing injury to another.
Nobody of sound mind sets out to make another individual cry. If you do hurt someone, recognize their tears as a signal for you and apologize. Make the situation right and never bring harm again.
Tears are a signal. They are a signal for others and ourselves. Please do not ignore them. Figure out what is causing the pain, and then you can act accordingly. Let them erase your sorrow and pain so you can continue on in happiness and peace.
Whatever the reason for your pain, let the tears flow. Do not try to hide them; welcome them. Do not hold them in because tears help heal.
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