Life is good! Life is inspirational!

Know your pulse and monitor
Note just how quick it beats
Ordinarily that is
When counting the repeats

Yes, know your pulse and keep a note
Observe the way it ticks
Understand and pinpoint any
Rhythms if slow or quick

Be alert to any changes
Events not right per se
And get it checked with your GP
To save a life today

For more information on taking your pulse click here

English: Pulse evaluation Deutsch: Pulstastung

English: Pulse evaluation Deutsch: Pulstastung (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Comments on: "Know Your Beat (Pulse)" (12)

  1. Reblogged this on RichardAnkersWrites and commented:
    Great poem, and great advice.

  2. Shared on twitter. Great advice.

    • Thank you 🙂

      • Here is a composition you may like:

        My dear Heart…..

        Seven years back, when you protested, the plumbing had to be set right;
        I became aware that you existed, now you continue working with all your might.

        I feel your throb throughout my body, in my feet, in my arms, in my ears;
        I hear the pulse even in my head, realize you have been there all these years.

        Never have you asked for a vacation, relentlessly you go on thumping;
        Supplying blood to all corners of the body, you always keep pumping.

        A skip on your part and I go crazy, a flutter and things around me go hazy;
        You may label me a couch potato, I always try not to be too lazy.

        The soothing music of your pulse, sometime slow, sometime fast;
        Like the strains of a vibrant drum filling up my being´s theater vast.

        I walk and I exercise, keeping both of us fit with positive stress;
        I drive away mundane woes, playing music, sharing my thoughts on WordPress.

        I know hobbies make you relax, so do good company, laughter and joy;
        Routine visits to the doctor and attention bestowed you do enjoy.

        You are the seat of my consciousness, having intelligence of your own,
        Silently whispering to my mind what to enjoy and what to disown.

        You continue to exhort me to shun anger, jealousy, contempt and greed,
        Leading a life of detachment, excitement of many “likes” I may no longer need.

        With yoga, meditation and music, I try to gravitate towards a balanced life,
        Living with poise and equanimity, feeling likewise in times of joy and strife.

        I am grateful for the support you provide, so reassuring is your rhythmic beat,
        Life´s harsh slings and arrows I can face, breathing in the air pure and sweet.

      • That’s brilliant. Is it a personal reflection?

      • Yes. I am toying with the idea of not using the first two lines when I post it!

      • I quite like the personal setting of it – biographical writing always seems to make everything so much more real but you must do what you are comfortable with. I’m sure it will be a powerful message whatever you decide. 🙂

      • You have a good point there. Shall retain it!
        Thank you.

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