I’ve shed a few already today, in a meditation where I connected with some of my ancestors, and I started to write an Instagram post on the benefits of crying. However, when I realized how nuanced the subject was, I knew I needed to write something longer, and more deserving of the subject.
There are many benefits to having a good cry. Emotional release through crying and tears actually helps release stress hormones, and brings about a feeling of calm, peace, and space. Sometimes tears come because of emotional pain, but the feeling of deep love can also produce tears.
We can think of crying as a way to release some debris and some toxicity, and make space for allowing something new and positive to come in.
Crying honors where you are, and how you feel. Which is so very important. Crying can be a huge act of self love.
When emotions arise, it is important to acknowledge their presence, and invite a...