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Depression Waterworks: How You Can Benefit from Tears.

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Depression Waterworks

Did you know you can benefit from tears? Now there is a tear for you! One single precious tear. I wonder what happened to produce that single tear? 

"…crying is the vehicle the body and system uses to clear out and release old held emotional energy."

There is more to a good cry than my mother realized. It is necessary, natural and good for you. It provides some emotional freedom. The benefit from tears is worth knowing.

Here are some interesting statements from Primal Works.

"Crying is essential to human health. Just as sweating is necessary for heat regulation, crying is necessary for emotional regulation.

Natural systems – whether rivers, trees, or people – all require a steady flow of nutrients and energy in and out. If the flow is blocked in any way, a problem or sickness will occur.

Crying is an essential outflow. When our system is in pain, it moves some of the destructive energy out through movement, sound, and crying. If we are holding onto older hurts and traumas, crying can get us in touch with those feelings and help us to purge them and rebalance."

Judith Orloff is a physician who specializes in helping her patients find emotional freedom. Here is a quote from her found on

Like the ocean, tears are salt water. Protectively they lubricate your eyes, remove irritants, reduce stress hormones, and they contain antibodies that fight pathogenic microbes. Our bodies produce three kinds of tears: reflex, continuous, and emotional.  Each kind has different healing roles. For instance, reflex tears allow your eyes to clear out noxious particles when they’re irritated by smoke or exhaust. The second kind, continuous tears, are produced regularly to keep our eyes lubricated–these contain a chemical called “lysozyme” which functions as an anti-bacterial and protects our eyes from infection. Tears also travel to the nose through the tear duct to keep the nose moist and bacteria free. Typically, after crying, our breathing, and heart rate decrease, and we enter into a calmer biological and emotional state.

The experts agree. Crying has health benefits. There is a benefit of tears.

What about you? Are you convinced that crying is natural, essential, and key to healing? Could you use a good cry? Could you benefit from tears?

Next time we are going to chat about 'authentic crying'… sounds a little silly, doesn't it?

I am so glad you dropped by 'Depression Getaway' today. There is hope for depression.

Don't give up, I'm praying for you!

Wendy Love

This series has been reposted from April 2010.

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  2. Thanks for letting me know, I will check that out!

  3. Gail

    Great advice. A good cry is so healing.

    Love and God bless

  4. For sure! Have you had a good cry today? Maybe that is what my day needs right now.

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