Yesterday I watched the Hindi movie, Dear Zindagi. I liked it. There was a scene when the actress cried profusely while talking to her therapist about a traumatic incident from her childhood. The doctor encourages her to cry saying that, “if you won’t cry wholeheartedly how can you laugh wholeheartedly.
It made perfect sense to me.
All we hear is don’t cry, wipe those tears, etc. Why should we hold back tears when we are sad? Shouldn’t we just let it out instead of suffocating those tears inside which in turn suffocates us?
As for me, I don’t cry much in front of people. Over the years I have learned to cry in private to my heart’s content. Yet, it is hard to shed tears easily, unless the pain starts to attack every inch of my being. Sometimes I wish to cry without the fear of judgment, without someone saying don’t. Sometimes I wish to cry like it is the end of everything. When I do cry and if someone says to let it all out, for me that would be the beginning of something adventurous.
Have you ever cried and found calmness afterward?