I have found myself crying a lot in the past few weeks. I think that during this period, I have cried more than I have in the last 10 years. I know there is an underlying reason, but I also know that I do not want people to know what I am going through. I’d bite my lip till it bled before I let others see me cry. Yeah, I have failed a lot lately.
One thing I have learned: crying serves a purpose, and it shouldn’t be something to be ashamed of!
When we cry, it is because something specific is bothering us. In the heat of the moment, however, we may not be able to pinpoint the specific issue. That’s when things turn from bad to worse – if we do not take the time to pinpoint what the exact problem is. When you feel overwhelmed and tears start welling up, don’t lose yourself in despair. Open your mind and look deep to figure out the problem. That way, your perspective does not get skewed.
Crying is an indication that we need support, have you realized that? I am, by nature, a solitary person. I like to deal with things on my own, and I don’t like wearing my heart on my sleeve. Then again, there is only so much that a person can handle on his own. When you feel like crying, it’s probably a sign that you need to unload your feelings. Call up your best friend – the person that you would trust your most horrid secret with – and vent. If you talk your problems through, you just might be able to find a workable solution.
Remember, crying should not be taken as a sign of weakness. It is part of the process of healing and repairing that which needs to be rebuilt.