The Game of Life

Awakening to Your True Self

The Game of Life: Awakening to Your True Self

Life is often metaphorically described as a game. Just like any game, it has its rules, challenges, setbacks, and achievements. But what if we were to reimagine the game of life? Not as a competition where we race against time and other players, but as a journey of self-discovery and realization. A game where the primary goal is to recognize our true selves, to sift through distractions, and embrace the joy of the journey.

Understanding the Objective

The essence of life’s game is not in accumulating wealth, fame, or power. These might be sub-goals or missions, but the ultimate objective is awakening to your true self. Every challenge, every setback, every joyous occasion is an opportunity to reflect and understand who you really are. Distractions are plenty – societal expectations, peer pressures, material desires, and more. If we get entangled in these, we risk missing the entire point of the game. The objective? Don't let these diversions deter you. Instead, recognize and understand your true nature, and shape your reality based on that realization.

The Mistake Most Players Make

Many play this game with eyes fixed on external markers of success. They let external distractions shape them, mold them, and, sometimes, even control them. The roles assigned to them by society, family, or peer groups define their actions, choices, and even thoughts. They become reactive players, responding to external stimuli without ever pausing to question or reflect. In doing so, they relinquish their power to shape their reality.

Three Golden Rules to Win the Game of Life

1. Always Look Within and Explore Yourself: In the chaos of daily life, it's easy to get lost. However, moments of solitude, reflection, and introspection are crucial. Regularly ask yourself – Who am I? What do I value? What is my purpose? What makes me genuinely happy? These questions guide you toward self-awareness and true realization.

2. Accept and Love the Person You Discover Within: This might be the most challenging part. As you dive deep into yourself, you might find attributes you admire and some you don’t. It’s essential to accept every part of yourself – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Loving yourself is the first step to shaping a reality that aligns with your true nature.

3. Have Fun Playing the Game: This is the ultimate rule. The game of life is designed in a paradoxical way – the more you enjoy it, the more you win. Embrace every emotion, every challenge, every joyous occasion. Dance in the rain, feel the wind in your hair, laugh with friends, and cry when you're hurt. It’s all a part of the game, and every experience adds richness to your journey.

In conclusion, life's game is an incredible adventure of self-discovery, realization, and joy. When you play it right, you not only win in terms of personal satisfaction and happiness but also in understanding and manifesting your true potential. So, take a deep breath, embrace yourself, and remember – the game is in your hands. Enjoy it to the fullest!

Continue to join me on this journey!

Peace and Abundance Always, Peter Abundant, Ph. D