THERE IS no doubt laughter is the best medicine. But it is also a fact that crying heals. If laughter keeps one physically healthy by releasing positive energy, crying lessens the burden of pain, sorrow or guilt with which the heart is heavy.
Crying is normally synonymous with pain and is therefore, considered a negative feeling. Serious thinking will reveal that it's to release and reduce pain, whether physical or mental, that one cries. You feel the positive results once you are through with the crying.
Just before a dust storm, the atmosphere is hazy and unclear. You can't see things clearly in the mist and fog either. But after just one downpour, the whole atmosphere clears. There is no clouding and you don't see any trace of the duster fog. Crying brings about the same effect. The confusion and pain, in the form of tears flow out and one feels much lighter at heart and clearer in the mind. The more you cry the more hurt, guilt or sorrow you wash out from within yourself. Physical and mental wounds hurt much less after a good cry and most of the time, one feels quite healed up and relieved.
It is also a common thinking that it is only women who cry. Men are supposed to hold back their tears. But it must be remembered crying has no gender specification. It makes every human 'childlike'; a moment when the adult dissolves into being a child.
Contrary to popular belief, one must not suppress or withhold tears. Crying is to pour one's heart out. It's net a sign of weakness but a sign of honesty with oneself. And when you are honest, you have the strength of truth with you, which makes you much stronger to face hardships in life. So don't worry. Have a good cry