The graph of life

As an accountant I am used to designing graphs and charts to express the peaks and troughs of income and expenditure. As I was working today, I realised that my life is also a little like a graph, full of ups and downs, ebbs and flows.
Times of happiness, times of sorrow and lots of times in between.

When we reach the highs and lows in our lives, we tend to notice our state of mind, our physical body and emotional experiences. Which made me think;

What would it be like to be more mindful of all those times in between?

Would we experience more joy as we appreciate the little things, those individual little moments in our day? Like children tasting something for the first time and thinking it is the best thing ever!

Would we be more open to our weaknesses or by being more aware of our current state, mood and responses would we deal with the negatives sooner?

We often dwell longer on the negative aspects of our lives, wallowing in self doubt and uncertainty: I for one, in the past, have listened none stop to sad CD’s so I can feel sorry for myself just that little bit longer after a break up with a boyfriend. Or by watching depressing soap opera’s that are in no way up lifting or cheerful just so that I can escape from reality for a moment or two.

On the flip side why don’t we embrace the wonderful, exciting, happy events longer ? We tend to have short celebrations that are forgotten almost immediately.

So, let’s start celebrating and loving all the good times and relax a little more about the stress in our lives ..after all life is too short and we are responsible for all that happens in it.
We all have choices, sometimes we just need to take a leap of faith to take that different path