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The Language of Tears

Hi, loyal readers! Have you ever been profoundly affected by a circumstance where you were not able to speak at all? Yet the only thing that came gushing out of you were burning tears. Your answer is, yes? Those tears loudly spoke volumes when the words became silently muted.

What happens when we cry? When we cry for extended periods of time, our body releases oxytocin and endorphins. These feel-good hormones help diminish our physical and/or emotional pain. The endorphins once they’re released will cause the body to become a more relaxed stage. Meanwhile, oxytocin provides a sense of calm and wellbeing.

According to, emotional tears contain more stress hormones and natural painkillers than other types of tears. They serve a therapeutic role, also known as “a good cry.” Emotional crying, which tends to make you feel better, may be a part of the healing process. With that said, don’t bottle your emotions in. Let your tears flow to communicate what you are feeling!

After you have released all that is inside of you, rest your spirit, mind, and body to recuperate. You will find yourself refreshed and renewed with a new perspective. After you have cried out your emotions, let peace enter your heart. Later, take the moment to write your experience down. Let love and joy wrap themselves like a warm blanket for you to cuddle up!

“Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

Peace, Love, and Joy!

Sandra Ivette Miranda

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