I was listening to Jay Shetty’s motivational video the other day and he introduced an interesting concept: For someone who is dead, their heart beat rate on the cardiopulmonary monitor is a straight line, however for someone who is alive, their rhythm strip shows movement up and down. You know how alarming it is when someone is in a critical condition and the rhythm strip is almost going straight. That is the same in terms of our lives; our lives are full of ups and downs and that simply shows that you are alive.
When things are straight, going smooth, we might not necessarily experience life. Its either we are not pushing beyond our comfort zones or we are protecting our emotionsfar too much. By doing that, we end up not enjoying the fullness of life.
Someone who is laying lifeless does not feel what is going on around them. An increase in heart beat is caused by activity and, the more active, the more healthy one is. The ups and downs of our lives makes us not only healthier but more challenged and better people.
So the next time we feel like giving up, let us remember the rhythm strip in a cardiopulmonary monitor, would you rather have it as a straight line or, moving up and down? To get a male perspective on this, read Mitchell’s post HERE