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‘It’s okay not to be okay’: Maxene Magalona speaks up on video montage of her crying

Maxine shares realizations she had while crying

Humility Javier
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Humility Javier

6/30/2022 in News
‘It’s okay not to be okay’: Maxene Magalona speaks up on video montage of her crying

Maxene Magalona explained to her followers why she recently posted an Instagram reel of her getting emotional and shedding tears as she recorded herself.

On Wednesday, June 29, the “Eerie” actress took to Instagram live to give the actual reason behind the emotional breakdowns and why she chose to share that side of herself to the public.

“Current mood,” she wrote in the caption of the montage soundtracked with Adele’s “Easy On Me.”

Maxene began her live recording by saying, “I just decided to go live just to say hi and to let you guys know I’m okay. So many of you sent me hugs and love, and I really, really appreciate all of them.”

“I just want you guys to see that I’m okay. I’m so sorry if any of you got startled or got surprised with the reel that I posted. Not that I’m explaining or that I have to explain myself, but I just want to show you that I’m okay. Something inside me lang kanina, while I was crying today, something inside me just thought of creating that reel,” she continued.

Clarifying that those videos were recorded last year, Maxene said that she thought to post them today to reach out to people who may resonate with feelings of sadness.

“Those videos were actually from last year when I was crying in Manila and I just sort of documented myself crying because I didn’t understand how and why I kept crying for two weeks straight during that time. So I never posted those videos, but today, I felt like creating that reel because I just wanted to share these emotions, because I believe it’s really okay not to be okay all the time. Something inside me, I think God whispered to me to post that because I feel a lot of people will be able to relate,” she explained.

While Maxene admitted that it was difficult for her to go through that time in her life, she wanted her viewers to know that they are free to express their feelings as well.

“It’s not easy to be alone and to be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, sad, depressed, so I just wanted to show that you are never alone. We are in this together. If you need to cry, please cry,” she assured.

“That’s really something that I struggled with growing up. Now that I’m at this age, I realized that the sooner we face these painful emotions inside of us, the sooner we deal with them and we feel them, then we will move forward with much clarity and lightness in the heart,” she added.

Another insight Maxene shared on her platform was how to best deal with pain.

“Life will be so much more beautiful when we learn how to deal with our pain, when we learn how to process. When you face your pain now, then it will be much easier when it happens again in the future, because we have to accept that pain is a part of life. Failure is a part of life. Sadness, grief. Let’s not allow the emotions to get bottled up inside so that we won’t get depressed. We have to release it slowly, so it doesn’t get piled up,” she said.

When a viewer shared a personal story of dealing with complex post-traumatic stress disorder, Maxene offered the following advice: “It’s important to develop a healthy relationship with yourself and with God, and then all the other relationships in your life will follow and will also fall into place.”

Even though Maxene has been open about the pain that she has dealt with, she’s not willing to reveal the reason behind it.

“We are not here to discuss the details, we are not here to gossip, we are not here to ask what happened. We are just here to be here for each other, to hold space without needing to ask for information, without needing to ask why we’re sad. We’re just here to be with that sadness, and to offer each other kindness,” she stressed.

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