African men, all men are supposed to be strong and never cry, but manhood and tears are not mutually exclusive. In fact, crying is healthy.
Many view crying as being a sign of weakness and a black man should never show weakness. But, the unavoidable truth is that black men do sometimes feel sad. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot, either way it is OKAY for black men to cry.If you are embarrassed about crying in front of someone, identify a safe space to cry in your day-to-day environment so you can gain the physical, spiritual and emotional rewards of crying without fear of judgment.
Stephen Sideroff, a clinical psychologist says, "Crying activates the body
in a healthy way, letting down one's guard and one's defenses and crying is a
positive, healthy emotion. The same thing happens when you watch a sad movie,
it touches you, and you cry that process of opening into yourself is like a
lock and key."
According to WebMD, having a good cry can sometimes be just what the doctor ordered. In fact, some psychologists even suggest that we may be doing ourselves a disservice by not tearing up regularly.
|It Is OK For Black Men To Cry|
It is emotionally and spiritually important to express emotions freely without feeling embarrassment. Black men, let your tears come, let them water your soul for tears are words the heart cannot express.