In a very unfortunate way, our societies have taught us not to cry. We’ve been taught that our tears are something bad, a plague to avoid. Something that if they do come, we need to apologize for. Lauren and I dare to argue quite the opposite. Tears are a natural cleanse. An emotion enhancer as well as a natural balancer. Tears of heartache or loneliness help us digest and move the pain. Tears of joy are one of the most precious feelings and forms of expression. Tears from heavy laughter adds brightness and light to your life like nothing else. It is our natural, evolutionary way to move big emotions through our body. There is a reason why we feel cleansed after a good cry. It helps us to express, so we can easier let go of it when we’re ready. Lifehack listed some nice benefits that comes with crying and there’s plenty more research in this field if you’re doubting the positivies in letting tears roll free.
At least, this is how we feel about tears and letting sad emotions through and out. That doesn’t mean we’re saying that’s the right way for everyone. In fact… We would love to hear your thoughts on this. Do you hold back from crying? Are you ashamed of strong emotions, good or bad, that evolves into tears? We want to be proud of them – even though that’s at times hard to accomplish.
We have dedicated a whole playlist to calling up these amazing tears. Each of these song touches us deeply and we’ve shed all kinds of tears to them. Together and alone.
Hope you enjoy our playlist Cherish Your Tears!