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November 11, 2009

Cry

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:25 am

Perhaps I felt the need to justify the tears trickling down my face yesterday when I saw the memorial service for the fallen soldiers at Fort Hood in Texas. Maybe it was because I have a son who was deployed during the Gulf War. Possibly it was the empathy I felt for the families left behind with a gaping hole in their hearts. Whatever the case, I was crying.

Unless you’re an actor, crying isn’t something you choose to do. It’s an involuntary response and it’s something everyone could use more of in their life.

We’ve been conditioned not to cry – especially men. That’s counter to what was intended. We have been conditioned to logically legislate our emotions. Now that’s something to cry about.

I find myself quicker to tears in the past few years and find it to be therapeutic. If you need a reason to let your emotions get wet, here’s a practical explanation:

Crying allows you to wash away the thoughts that are stuck in your mind. As long as they stay stuck, you will be stuck with the emotion. Crying allows the emotion to flow from your mind and express itself as salty droplets of release.

If you need another reason to cry, remember this: Withholding tears takes away years.

You don’t need someone’s permission to cry, only your own. Crying doesn’t show weakness; it shows how human you are.

Hiding your humanity is an exercise against nature and will cause you unnecessary and prolonged sadness.

Make a pledge today to allow yourself the freedom to cry. It’s one of nature’s best remedies.

I leave you with some lyrics from an old song called “Cry.”

If your heartaches seem to hang around too long
And your blues keep getting bluer with each song
Remember sunshine can be found behind the cloudy skies
So let your hair down and go on and cry.

All the best,

John

HOW HEALTHY CAN YOU BE?
LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF

STOP SMOKING FOREVER
SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT EVERY NIGHT
IMPROVE YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE
RELAX IN 2 MINUTES
VIRTUAL MASSAGE



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