Seeds to Happiness Blog #11 – Tears are my Superpower

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.” ― Washington Irving

Tears are MY superpower, what’s yours?! Why do we tend to suppress something that is so natural to our human nature? Why do we have so much stigma around an instinct? Somehow happy tears are good, but tears of sadness are a sign of weakness. Who invented this? Tears are body’s natural release mechanism, just like laughing. They are healing and stress relieving. In fact, they are a sign of courage, strength and authenticity. Emotional tears have health benefits. Typically, after crying, we release emotional toxins, our breathing and heart rate decrease, and we enter into a calmer biological and emotional state.
Let go of the old programming that ‘tears are a sign of weakness’, or ‘boys don’t cry’. It is because of these programmings that so many have hit an emotional brick wall in adulthood and ended up in therapy. It is amazing how we are never taught how to manage our emotions, how to self-love, how to master our own minds from early age. These are the most important life skills that should be taught to our children in schools. 
Suppressing emotions are not healthy. There is a consequence to every suppressed emotional trauma. Crying is essential to resolving and processing grief and sadness. Suppressing or even worse numbing (by alcohol, drugs, sex, etc.) these big emotions too many times will result in depression. It is essential to feel your emotions fully and completely. FEELING IS HEALING! Once you feel all your emotions, you can move on and live with an open heart. 
Cry whenever you can, be thankful for having this superpower and let your tears cleanse your sadness and stress. 
Yours in owning your superpower,
Ava Mucikyan
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