When was the last time you cried?
Let it ALL out?
I don’t mean a pathetic weeping. I am talking a full-fledged, soul-shaking, whole body performance that tremors with the waves of emotions like sea water crashing across the shore.
It’s obviously best done with someone you trust. Someone you love.
Even better perhaps, when you are on the phone.
You can ugly cry all you want. Screw up your eyes and let your snots hang dangerously low, let the teardrops make splatters on your pants, stain your top.
And although the beginning of such a sob session may start off as solemn, downcast, and awfully depressing… something wonderful does come out of it.
Nothing may have changed. Nothing major anyway. Buy you not only gain a different perspective from hearing someone else repeat your words, but you feel somewhat lighter too.
The load has been dispersed. Instead of one huge boulder on your back, the expression of your deepest sadness may have allowed some of that boulder to chip away, and leave instead, large stones.
And the more that you walk along, and on with life, the more likely it is that some of those large stones may slowly start to roll off…
And so on.
Nothing changes overnight… But it is the knowledge of someone lending an ear, while you also let loose, allowing the internal waterfall to pour out, that actually makes all the difference.