Reasons For Tears and Crying

Introduction:Tears are beneficial in more way than one and contrary to old teaching, real men do cry. Tears have physical and spiritual benefits that truly help us. The misconception that crying and tears are a sign of weakness has led many people down a path of stuffing their emotions and deep frustration. Tears are not taboo and everybody has them.

  • 01

    Tears Help Us See

    Tear ducts are like little windshield washers that enable us to physically see. They lubricate the eyeballs and eyelids as well as wash away harmful bacteria. Tears contain "lysozyme" a literal anti-bacterial, anti-viral agent that fights off 90 per cent or more of the environment's harmful bacteria in less than 12 minutes. We would literally go blind without our tears.

  • 02

    Tears Remove Emotional Toxins

    Emotional tears actually contain more toxins than tears from irritation such as a speck of dirt or an onion, according to Biochemist, William Frey. What he discovered is that tears built up from emotions like grief or stress, literally remove and wash away the toxins in our bodies built up by stress. Tears are a natural massage or therapy session.

  • 03

    Crying Can Elevate Your Mood and Lower Stress

    Crying can actually lower high levels of toxins produced in the body by anxiety, fatigue, aggression and emotional disturbances. Emotional tears contain albumin protein which transports toxic molecules out of the body. Crying is much like perspiring and when we exercise our emotions, the tears cleanse us from bad toxins. Suppressing tears and crying increases stress levels and contributes to diseases like heart problems, high blood pressure and ulcers.

  • 04

    Tears Are a Language

    Deep calls unto deep in the language of tears. When a human cries, others who have empathy will cry with you and this builds community with one and other. Friendship and intimacy are built and shared with others when the language of tears is spoken. Compassion grows and bonds spirits together like glue in the act of comforting another hurting soul.

  • 05

    Crying Releases Feelings

    Just as a pressure cooker has holes in the lids to release steam, so do our bodies. The tear ducts are the release valve when too much pressure builds. Feelings that could blow our minds and hearts can be released in a healthy way, by crying those cleansing tears and letting it all out.







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