Dear brave and beautiful, it’s okay to cry, to scream

Dear brave and beautiful,

Today, I want to tell you that it’s okay to cry, to scream.
It’s okay if you can’t express your pain to the world and hiding it silently, deep inside. I want to tell you that healing takes time. So it’s absolutely fine if your light fades away with time, and you forget to smile.
It’s okay to cry, to scream.
It’s okay if you can’t get over the past, you can’t find the peace within.
It’s okay to feel tired. It’s okay to feel broken, to feel shattered. It’s okay if you are standing amidst the crowd and still feeling alone. You see the world is passing in front of you like a busy train. You see people are going to on board, and you’re still here, standing alone.
It’s okay if you’re not running at the same pace in which the world is running. It’s okay if you are not able to follow that pace, if you feel you are losing your steps. It’s okay, to walk with your own happy feet and doing things at your own pace. Absolutely, in your own unique style.

Dear brave and beautiful,
It’s okay to cry, to scream.
It’s okay to express the anguish within.
Even it’s completely fine if you’re not doing anything for the last some days.
It’s okay to feel that you’re not worthy enough for the world and grieving for the things that you have once desired and not being able to become the one you have always wanted to be.
It’s okay to cry, to scream.
It’s okay if you’re wearing a fake smile on your face, to give peace to your parents or friends or siblings.
It’s okay to fall on the ground, to hide your face in the room of your knees, to feel safe there and to stay there for a long pause. And then, to shrink the body, sob your pain, and feel numb, choked, fragile.
It’s okay to cry, to scream.
It’s okay if you forget to be happy for long, please don’t be hard on yourself, just let it be.
It’s perfectly fine if you can’t laugh out loud right now. You can’t be there in the crowd for long, you can’t stay outside of your home. It’s okay if you can’t express how much love you hold in your heart, for I know, whenever you hear words like love, dreams, life, happiness, your eyes become wet and you feel that pain inside your heart, once again.

Dear brave and beautiful, it’s okay to cry, to scream.
Because tears are not the sign of your weakness, your flaws and mistakes. With each drop of tears you are slicing your heart’s furthest corners. You are washing away your deepest of fears, your pain and heartbreaks.
Wiping off the tears and forgetting the chapters of yesterday, you stand once again, for you know, they’re already gone.
With each time you sit and cry and cry harder, there is courage and strength you gather to begin again. To recollect your dreams, to restart a new venture, to rebuild the home with hope for tomorrow.

Sending you love and light. More power to you, always.

From a friend who has been there one day.

(This post is part of the Cause A Chatter blogging campaign by Blogchatter)

(This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla.)

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I am Swarnali, an Engineer, a Writer, an aspiring Life Coach and a Peace Messenger. I like discovering the blissful truths of life. This blog is a potpourri of my literary offerings. May this journey lead you towards a life full of peace and purpose.

34 thoughts on “Dear brave and beautiful, it’s okay to cry, to scream

  1. This post is heartfelt, heart breaking and hopeful at the same time. As always you weave magic with your words, Swarnali. I liked how you ended it, ‘from a friend who has been there one day’. This advice holds more value because of that line.

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    1. Thank you so much Mayuri, for reading it so beautifully. I wish I could add some more words of hope here. But you know what, sometimes, it’s better to leave situation as it actually is. Hope will beckon one day, very soon. Thanks for being my amazing friend. 💗

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      1. What a wonderful poem and full of emotions. It’s heart breaking and consoling at the same time. It is truly okay to cry and feel the sadness. Be alone and work on what bothers you and then rise again with all your might.

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  2. This post is heartfelt, heart breaking and hopeful at the same time. As always you weave magic with your words, Swarnali. I liked how you ended it, ‘from a friend who has been there one day’. This advice holds more value because of that line.

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  3. Each word resonate powerfully with me. It touched my heart and left positive impact of my mind as it rightly said its ok yes its ok the way you feel..do not change, do was your heart says. Loved it.

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  4. Loved it , Swarnali. Heartfelt writing and felt we all are there at times but tears help us to be more strong and start again with new hope. Sobbing is a way to wash away all your insecurities and fear only to stand up tall again.

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  5. The post is so powerful and full of positivity. Loved the way you express each and every words . We sometimes need a good soul to listen us and express the gesture. Great write up.

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  6. Each of us heal differently. Like you rightly said, it is ok to cry or scream or just be quite too. Important is to take the time to heal and reach out when you know you need help. Only someone who understands this journey can articulate it so well…. great post!

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  7. I became teary eyed while reading. Its been 17 years since my husband passed away and I have tried my best to bring up the kids as a single parent without crying ever in front of them. The really bad times have passed but I find it more difficult now as the kids have flown the nest. I cried my heart out recently and I know it is okay to cry. I hear your empathy and feel it in your words. I only wish I was brave enough to hang on to that hope.

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  8. It is such a beautiful and heartfelt post. I lost my mother recently and even though I am crying on the inside I smile on the outside for my dad. Some days go when I am so emotionally drained I do not feel like even getting up from my bed and hardly do any work. Your poem has has narrated each and every moment and yes it is ok to go through all of it. At the end we just have to get out of it stronger.

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  9. It is such a beautiful and heartfelt post. I lost my mother recently and even though I am crying on the inside I smile on the outside for my dad. Some days go when I am so emotionally drained I do not feel like even getting up from my bed and hardly do any work. Your poem has has narrated each and every moment and yes it is ok to go through all of it. At the end we just have to get out of it stronger.

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  10. Of course its Okay…always!!! One must just have the courage – your writing shall give that courage to all those who may be doubting and in two minds…unsure and scared….Strength comes from explored and gone thru weaknesses. Thumbs UP, Swarnali!

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  11. While introspection is important, too much self criticism can at times lead to negative impact on one’s self worth and confidence level and eventually mental health. Therefore very rightly said “it’s ok”. Yes it’s ok to accept that we are humans and not fictional superheroes. It’s ok to accept that all of us come with a set of vulnerabilities and weaknesses and they should not make us anxious.

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  12. While introspection is important, too much self criticism can at times lead to negative impact on one’s self worth and confidence level and eventually mental health. Therefore very rightly said “it’s ok”. Yes it’s ok to accept that we are humans and not fictional superheroes. It’s ok to accept that all of us come with a set of vulnerabilities and weaknesses and they should not make us anxious.

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  13. The brave and beautiful, its ok to cry and scream…this is something to be bookmarked for a rainy day…i mean we all need to remind ourselves it ok to not be perfect all the time, a little self assurance, a little positive healing from within goes a long way…beautifully written

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  14. Your posts are always so heartfelt and you write so well. Every word was so beautiful. People think crying is a sign of weakness. You need to keep it all inside and show a brave front. This causes so much damage.

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  15. Swarnali, each time I visit your blog, it warms my heart. This post is no different. It is straight from the heart. We avoid crying, showing our weakness. But a good cry works wonders.

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  16. The point “it’s ok to cry, to scream” tells how powerful you are that you can heal after crying and screaming…. After all a brave heart also feels like crying after getting stabbed ….. I felt this…. And it’s heart melting….

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  17. What a poem full of hope and positivity ❤
    Every person goes through different phases in life. The way we deal with them is the major factor that defines us. Falling apart is just another phase and it should be perceived as a normal thing.

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  18. Such a beautiful poem.. it’s ok to react how each one of us wants to for different situations. The most important thing is to be able to express what we feel. Love it..

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  19. This letter holds such a universal chord with our tribe; one of us someday or the other in life would need to hear these words of kindness, hope & gumption ; to regain their Self belief & get on in the face of adversities. Keep writing.

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  20. Dear brave and beautiful, it it okay to feel the way you feel. Swarnali, your poetic lines are directly set in the head and now the words are saying it in the loop. WE are not robots that we need to be perfect in every scenario, it is okay to be imperfect and okay to say no when our heart says. Would like to listen these lines in the podcast as well.

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  21. Brilliantly penned Swarnali. These lines hit the nail to the head. Yes, I too believe in the end what matters is your satisfaction, cry when you feel to do so, scream it your heart saying so, being real and reflecting the same is the quality on which rare are mastered.

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