Did you cry?
Hey folks, Christmas season is here, and I hope everyone is looking forward to celebrating the holidays with their loved ones or alone. Due to the pandemic, many of you may not be able to see your family this month, but then it’s for your safety and the safety of your family members/loved ones. Everything happens for a reason, so don’t dishearten yourself if you have to spend the holidays all alone. Give a chance to explore yourself this season and understand your emotions. Today my blog is to understand the sentiment of crying.
People perceive emotions differently; for some showing their weak side is not at all a good sign, for some, it’s the real they and for some, it’s a taboo (especially when it comes to men). But I am here to change the perception regarding it. Crying is a natural emotion like any other emotions (anger, happy, etc.) It’s okay to shed tears; it’s okay to showcase your vulnerable side. I used to also think for quite a long time that if I cry in front of someone, then he/she might judge me of how weak I am. But when depression happened, I learnt that it’s okay to cry, because that’s the only way to release your emotions and let your heart feel a bit light weighted.
I cry a lot. For little things, I weep. Yes, I admit I am an emotional person, and that’s okay to accept. My psychiatrist once told me,” being emotional is you” and that’s okay. Crying your heart out isn’t a weakness; it’s a sentiment. And it’s lovely to talk about your feelings or showcase it. During my depression phase, I have cried a lot. I have screamed on top of my voice to ask God as to why me? Why I have to suffer because of something I am not even a part of. But then maybe it’s life, and somehow everything is connected, and God chose me to fight the hell out of it. And I believe I am giving a tough fight :D Jokes apart, crying is a part of you, kindly accept this fact and show the vulnerable you.
People always want to hide their vulnerable side because they feel it’s not who they are. But that’s not true. How can someone be a human if he/she doesn’t have a vulnerable side to it? Everyone breaks at some point in their life. It’s human nature. The way you love someone, be it a human or an animal, in the same way, start loving your vulnerable side too. Accept who you are. It’s crucial to know who you are and to accept it because that’s how you build different relationships with other beings.
I know it’s tough. It took me a long while to show my vulnerable side to the world. Depression took everything from me, but it gave me something too, and that was my voice, my words, my capability to write what I feel. I am a blogger today only because of depression. The only credit I will give to this bloody parasite inside me. There is a saying ‘expect the unexpected’ right? So blogging came to me as a surprise. Never in my wildest dreams, I had imagined that I would be a blogger, and my blogs would motivate people to seek help.
So here I want you to focus on what a vulnerable side can do. It can do wonders. It would be best if you took that leap of faith. I know we all are scared of the fact that people might misjudge us, but then they aren’t are people if they do so. Our family, our loved ones, will never judge us. Try it, and you will get to know who your real people are. Life is like an exam; every stage of it teaches us something so keep learning and keep going that’s all one can do.
Cry your heart out, cry until the time you feel relieved. Weep until you think that now I can breathe. Just do it and relax. I assure you will feel calmer than ever before. Throw that shield of yours that you have been using it to show the world that you don’t give a f***. Everyone does give a shit, and it’s okay to destroy that shield. Get up, and it’s time to take over the world and keep going. No matter what is happening, you won’t give up because giving up is not your forte.
I will end this by a small quote -
“Somewhere along the way we tough to keep it all together.
We mask the pain we feel inside, to make everyone else feel better.
You wrap your arms around yourself and bury all your sorrow.
You can’t hide from your emotions, they’ll still be here tomorrow.
If your heart won’t let it flow, I want you to know,
It’s okay to cry (everybody has got hurt sometime)
Let those tears drop fly (don’t even try to dry your eye)
Please don’t keep it all inside (in the mornin’ it’ll be alright)
It’s okay to cry.
Take care, hugs from afar. See you until next time. ❤