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Metaphor: Is your life like a Tightrope or a Bean-Bag ?

Updated on October 30, 2011

Is your life like a Tightrope or a Bean Bag

Well this metaphor of life came to me this morning as I was just walking down the street. Sunday in Brisbane. I saw people in various states of arousal. When I mean arousal I mean just that not the sexual kind. You see people who are so depressed that there life is like a kind of bean bag.You can tell usually from there body language their clothing the look on their face. But really not a good place to stay. Contentment cannot be derived from endless meaningless activity and pontificating for too long on what might be or might have been. The brain and body do need direction just like a ship to have a meaningful purpose. Many of us know this because we've been there we've been depressed. Some of us longer than and deeper than others. Some get treatment other don't. Some seek treatment others don't. Some can seek treatment others cannot. Some learn to cope others never cope and choose the ultimate meaningless sacrifice. If you think you need treatment urge you to get it. Doesn't matter if you do or don't need much. At least the problem you find daunting can be halved by sharing it.

Then you get the other types who walk the tightrope. Everything needs to be perfect to gain a temporary contentment. But then there is always something not right. The angle of the seat-does not allow the ultimate view of the game even if grapes cheese and fine wine are being served on a silver platter. We gotta keep up appearances otherwise the consequences are lower than hell..

Most of us live some where in between. That is were neither too tight nor too slack.

Me thinks it pays to keep an awareness of this on a daily basis. A time each day to reflect on the days events have on you: How you handled them How well you did.! Were there some transactions that if you were not so stressed and desperate

that the outcome would have been better for both you and the other person(s) involved. Were you sufficiently aware that there were opportunities their that you might have made good use of. I recommend spending some time each day either doing yoga, meditation listening to a piece of classical music and writing down these things. That way you wont find the need to strut the tightrope or flop into a lousy beanbag..





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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Good advice and interesting metaphor!