Crying is a Release

By: Breannon Renee’

My second brave step is to cry. It sounds obvious. When you are in pain, you’ll cry, but so many people won’t allow themselves to. It’s okay to just take some time to think about everything and let that pain out. Crying allows you to let your pain out and to feel refreshed. When you are trying to get through hard times, don’t give into becoming numb and unbothered. Let yourself feel. Cry, and let your emotions out. It doesn’t matter if it’s 5 a.m. or 3 p.m. Sometimes people see it as a sign of weakness, but vulnerability is a sign of strength. You don’t always cry because you are sad. You can cry when you are angry, confused, frustrated, fearful, etc. No one has to know the reason for your tears, but don’t hold them back because you fear looking weak.Photo by Luis Galvez on Unsplash

I remember times in my life when I cried basically every day. Those were the times when  I remembered where a lot of my pain was hidden. It wasn’t easy crying so much. It was draining at times, but I needed that. I needed to cry those tears and feel those emotions. I pray that people will cry for themselves and not waste their tears on the people who don’t care that they caused them. Crying is somewhat therapeutic. Instead of telling someone how I felt, I released every tear drop full of truth and progression. Crying allows you to let go of stuff that’s been burdening you. Crying  can offer you a tranquil release.

We live in a world where people will bottle up their emotions until they explode. Keeping emotions locked away is not healthy. In this world, you’d think people only expect men not to cry but in a lot of communities, it isn’t acceptable for a woman to cry either. We live in a world where expression can be limited by the influences that surround us. Don’t allow others to dictate your right to use a natural human function. If crying helps you heal, go with the flow. Don’t be afraid to let it out and release your tears.


Photo credit: Photo by Luis Galvez on Unsplash