Catching Thoughts: Are You a Cry Baby?

Via Celia Aurora de Blas
on Jul 5, 2010
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Let’s start a crying revolution on the streets! –Aurora


About Celia Aurora de Blas

Celia Aurora de Blas is an Actress, Producer and Yoga Nidra teacher in Los Angeles. By being honest and public about her path in changing herself, she intends to help others by example. "Change is challenging, but it helps when we see others do what we're trying to do. It makes it less scary."


9 Responses to “Catching Thoughts: Are You a Cry Baby?”

  1. Mama Mary says:

    Count me in on the revolution. I LOVE to cry and I do it frequently. Happy cries, frustrated cries, laughing cries, emotional cries, ugly cries–whatever kind of cry, you name it, I do it and I love it. Natural and necessary! I like that.

  2. Miriam says:

    Count me in, too. One thing I have found to be true for me is that I need others to ask me how I am to let it out – I'll even play my own advocate to myself and talk to myself, using "sweetie" to pull out the feelings. Nothing so cleansing as a good cry.

  3. I don't cry enough! Fortunately and unfortunately, I witnessed a family of ducks being run over on a busy road. I knew that was my moment and I took it. It was tragic, the Gulf disaster had been weighing on my mind, my husband's been out of work for over 1 1/2 years, blah blah blah. And there it was. I drove the rest of the way home sobbing, walked into the house sobbing. My son and husband embraced me in a family hug. And I let it all out 🙂 GREAT POST!!!

  4. Aurora says:

    GooD! Got you on board before I even said anything!

  5. Aurora says:

    Oh yea, I talk to myself like I'm my own mom. I give myself advice and call myself sweetie and honey. I think that's great! thank you, Miriam:)

  6. Aurora says:

    Oh My G! I don't know what I would do if I saw that happen. It's great that you have a support system, Lynn:)

  7. MHoney says:

    Thanks for this post.
    I tear up easily – even for TV commercials. Great to have a new perspective on it now!

  8. liz says:

    great post. great enough that i am posting my first comment on EJ (although i love all your videos). 🙂

    i have read several different places about the differences between "real" crying and "protest" crying…the research has been done mostly regarding infants, but it definitely can apply to adults as well. while "protest" crying is rooted in attachment and refusal to let go of something (and interestingly enough, elicits irritation from those around us), "real" crying is an expression of a TRUE emotion that you are feeling: sadness, loss, despair, joy, bliss, etc (and of course, elicits sympathy and compassion from those around us). like you said, "real" crying CLEANSES us…it gives us a way to tap in to the ROOT of what we are really feeling and gives us a valve of expression for it.

    i will often cry after a particularly vigorous yoga practice. i stir up LOTS of stuff in my body, both physically and emotionally, so as soon as i get down in shivasana, the excess bubbles up and OUT. but it feels so goooood…it feels like the emotional equivalent taking a nice cool shower after a hot workout: a good, refreshing, calming way to rinse off.

    anyway, thank you so much for posting this…i agree that we should start really honoring the act of weeping as a gift to ourselves and honor that process in ourselves and those around us!

  9. Aurora says:

    Hey Liz! Welcome to your first post and I feel honored that you chose mine for it:)

    Thanks for bringing up the two types of crying. I've not thought about the 'protest' crying in adults, but it's def a tool that kids learn. It makes sense that some of continue to use it in adulthood. I love that you mention the effect that the two types of crying have on others: It reminds me of a friend I had who was a bit trying to be around at times because she wasn't honoring her feelings. She constantly talked so that she didn't have to feel. But then one day, I got her to talk about what was really bothering her and she started crying out of anger and all of a sudden it was like a huge weight was taken off my shoulders. I could feel comfortable in my own skin around her and connect with her finally. It was fantastic!

    Yoga stirs a lot up for me too. I'll often cry in shivasana or during my physical practice as well:)