We smile or laugh when we are happy.
We cry when we are sad or lonely.
Usually we know why we smile, laugh, or cry. Usually we are aware of how we feel and why.
Sometimes, though, we feel happy and full of energy for no apparent reason.
Sometimes, we feel like crying for no apparent reason.
Where do these feelings come from?
This afternoon, I was sitting in my chair, feeling very comfortable and at peace, and I took my little Sudoku book and started working on a puzzle. Halfway through the puzzle, I suddenly had this urgent need to cry.
I wasn’t feeling sad when I started the puzzle. Nothing happened to me. The puzzle was fun. I didn’t get any bad news or talk to anyone or do anything that would cause me any sadness.
I don’t know why I felt that way, but I know it wasn’t the first time I felt that way. This had happened before, and based on my various responses to these feelings on the different occasions they had happened, I learned that the best way to react to them is to embrace them… to listen to my body and let the tears flow. I shouldn’t try to reason or be logical about it. If I do, I will get a headache later.
This is a mystery to me. I don’t know why it happens from time to time, but I’ve learned to respect my feelings and my body and give them the proper response.
So I cried for about a minute. Then I got up and washed my face and dried it. Then I sat back down and finished my puzzle, feeling completely fine.
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