Hello my fellow “ordinary, everyday, unassuming guru” seekers. Do you know the greatest guru of all? Is it not life itself? Life is forever confronting you with the right and perfect lesson; the next lesson that is just right for you. That’s how you grow and become more than you were the day before. Always remember that. Is that the game of life? (see below)
I think your answers are fascinating. That’s because they make sense to me, but yet, they are not the way I have been taught to think. Here’s my question to you. It is always said that life is a game. Is life a game? If life is a game, then how do you play the game?
I am elated if you choose to answer this, Robin
YES, Robin, life is a game. You are a player. Shakespeare wrote wonderfully about how the game is played. If the players learn their lessons, then their lives were joyful and the play Shakespeare wrote was called a comedy. If the players did not learn the lessons that life offered, then they blundered and blundered, and blundered; their lives were miserable, and the play was called a tragedy.
You are here to learn the lessons that life puts before you so that you may express and experience all that is good and beautiful about you. When you do that, you are a gift to the world – you add to the betterment of all of it. Ah the sweet ecstasy of universal harmony!
You are always responding to life, and life is always giving you feedback. The feedback tells you whether you are succeeding or failing at the game. Think of the process of you interacting with life like a ping pong game. If you get better at hitting the ping-pong ball back over to the other side of the table, then you are succeeding; the game gets easier, and you find yourself accomplishing more of those aspirations that tickle your fancy.
Of course, you know what happens if you don’t learn to respond to the ping pong ball effectively when it comes back to your side of the table – you miss the mark. Your aspirations and aims become fantasies. Your life becomes a tragedy.
The key to having your experiences of life as light and easy is to learn how to hit the ball back over to the other side of the table so life can reflect your successes back to you.
Caveat, If you take the game too seriously, it seems you miss the point of the game. It’s a delightful game. See it that way. If you take the game lightly, you learn quicker what to do, and your life is a entertaining comedy filled with love and laughter.
Blessings to you, Rob
Your eyes are eager to watch the ball as it bounces back on your side of the table. Your heart yearns to learn how to hit the ball back to life, so life responds as you want life to. Do you trust that part of you? DO, DO, DO!
Blessings & love to all of you, Rob
PS You are at the brink of the white summit and the black pit; look at the next step you take with humor and simplicity – the white summit awaits you.