Happy tears, sad tears, tears due to anger- yes, we have experienced it all.
It does not warn us before its arrival, rather it comes out in a flash, more like a visit from ‘that least liked relative’. Quickly it moistens the eyes, trickles down the cheeks and there it is, we are uncontrollably sobbing the next moment. Sometimes it is a hushed action, but most often it is a wail or a high pitched sound that comes out at irregular intervals accompanied with a constant gasping for air. There is often a stereotype or a misconception surrounding a person who tears up. They are often perceived as lacking strength or being faint-hearted. This is where everything becomes wrong, but people fail to see it. Isn’t the person who shows their emotion, who isn’t afraid to conceal their emotions, the embodiment of strength? The sense of lack of fear or embarrassment in displaying how one feels is one of the real notions in the whole cosmo- to be who you are unapologetically. Being true to oneself is highly respectful and it is something that could be learnt by those who live in a constant fear of being judged for being honest about their state of mind.
To all those people who have not been even one bit hesitant to show how they feel, you are one strong person! The ensuing relief after the whole process is ineffable. The process could get extended, thereby, continues for a few more days, weeks or perhaps months, but it is perfectly fine. It is fine to take your time.
Do not attempt to hold back. Let the tears fall. Let it roll down your cheeks. Let it run its course. Instead of seeing it is as 'that least liked relative', see it as a friend who gives you comfort and solace.
Yes, let it all out, because you are strong and sometimes strength is defined in terms of one’s reluctance to put up a facade and hide their emotions.