Crying has been seen as a weak thing in many cultures but the society is changing now. At least in Canada, we are more open to see people crying without labelling them as weakness.
Should we let ourselves cry or not?
Neuroscientist Dr. William H. Frey II, author of Crying: The Mystery of Tears and founder and co-director of the Alzheimer’s Research Center at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, has spent over 20 years studying crying and tears. Dr. Frey said, “Crying is not only a human response to sorrow and frustration, it’s also a healthy one.” It is a natural way to reduce stress as stress will increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and other stress-related disorders. His study showed that 85 percent of women and 73 percent of men say they feel better after crying. We are removing chemicals that build up during stress. The results of his theory and research have appeared in numerous medical and psychological journals and papers, as well as in his book.
In my #1 bestseller book Unlocking Your Happiness Within: Living the Live You Choose with Chi Gong, I also wrote about how my tears came 40 years later as I did not understand that crying was the right thing to do when I first felt deep pain.
So, is it good to cry? Yes, if you feel like crying, if that’s what you feel, you cry. We do release emotions through the tears but excessive crying will be depleting too much energy. As a master of Chi Gong, I have designed a Heart Chi Gong to help ground the difficult feelings so crying and sadness can be decreased to the minimum. Send love to yourself when you are sad. When you love yourselves, you start to heal. Please read my book and practice special Heart Chi Gong explained in Unlocking Your Happiness Within.