Who says life isn’t fair? If you cheat, by mentally denying the positive potential then you will lose. Join guest author Lorna Anne as she shares “Wise Words For Healthful Living – “The Game Of Life”
Written by Lorna Anne
“Keep your eyes on the ball” is a common adage that applies to many games of skill. In reference to everyday life, that means stay focused on the moment, circumvent difficulties, and try to see catastrophe before it happens.
As a rule of thumb, that is probably a good precautionary measure to avoid stupidity, but there is something more important going on in the game that is often overlooked. In billiards, it is best to focus on the intended pocket. That is, keep your eye on your destination.
For example, “A” is beginning a new business and has paid attention to all the necessary details (ducks in order) to ensure success. But when it comes to being certain that the business plan will work, the mind immediately confronts a blank slate – the future – something that cannot be seen as easily as a billiard pocket, except perhaps by a few seers and psychics.
This unforeseeable future is somewhat like the Mexican party game of the pinata, where the helpless child is blindfolded, turned about until all sense of direction is lost, and then must still, somehow, find the prize.
Life doesn’t seem fair when we have to make all these decisions and choices when we can’t see how any of them are going to turn out. It’s like trying to find the illusive pinata future while blindfolded in darkness. How can one keep their eye on the destination when they aren’t allowed to see it?
Of course, this dilemma creates the origin of faith – overcoming the “Doubting Thomas” – and that is the crux of the matter when it comes to winning the game of life.
We are the most evolved species on the planet because we have the most advanced mind. We have our mind’s eye, which is how we can see without seeing. We make up our mind’s eye to always stay centered on the positive potential we are trying to achieve – our destination. When we feel blind because we don’t know what is going to happen, we must focus the mind’s eye on the desired outcome and not question it.
So who says life isn’t fair? If you cheat, by mentally denying the positive potential, depriving the future of its life, then you will lose. Everyone who is successful believes somewhere in their hearts, that the fantasy they want to create is true and real. Those who question that do not succeed.
If we could get our minds around that concept of winning without seeing, after being spun around until all sense of direction is lost, then we can be sure we will win the game.
Identity Magazine is all about empowering women to get all A’s in the game of life – Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.™ Every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. As a team, we hope to inspire and motivate ourselves and inspire you to get all A’s.
What have you accepted in your life that took time, physically or mentally?
An unconditional acceptance of reality as good, nurturing and positive, rather than frightening, negative and destructive.
What do you appreciate about yourself and within your life?
My fairness, moral courage and fortitude.
What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? What goals do you still have?
Getting my writing published. Future goal: to help clean up irrational fear from the world.
What is your not-so-perfect way? What imperfections and quirks create your Identity?
I am a unique individual, willing to sacrifice what I must, in order to pursue wisdom and my truth.
How would you complete the phrase “I Love My…?”
I love myself and my world.