Imagine this game:
At the moment of your birth, the exact date and time of your death is already set. The only thing that is not set, is the quality of your life; your level of happiness, success, passion and creativity is completely determined by you.
This is the Game called Life. You get a finite number of moments and are dealt a specific hand of cards with which to begin. The rest is up to you.
What kind of Game do you want to play? Full out? Half in, half out? The choice is yours every moment regardless of where you are in the Game or what other players are doing.
The great opportunity in seeing life as a Game is the idea that just like in your everyday life, something came before the Game and something will come after. In other words, the Game is just one part of something larger. Another word we could use for the Game is your Mind.
Your Spirit is the larger thing that the Game or your Mind is part of.
Your Spirit is also your secret weapon to succeeding in the Game of Life. It is the quiet place within that connects with Everything (also known as Consciousness, the Creator, God) and has access to all the solutions for every problem you could ever imagine during the Game.
So how come we don’t feel like we are succeeding at the Game?
Because our Spirit is imprisoned by a nasty jailer. It’s name is Fear.
Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of not being enough, fear of not being loved and every other variant form these fears take.
We believe what Fear tells us because we think the Game or our Mind is the only reality. We don’t think much about the possibility of a larger, grander reality, which is our Spirit.
Instead we usually stay focused on the small details of the Game because they seem, well, so important.
Which is too bad, because if we did pay more attention to the awesome capacity of our Spirit, we would have more confidence, more joy and more energy to play and succeed at the Game of Life.
But we can unleash our Spirit from the jailor of Fear to reveal this powerful wisdom: We have only two real choices in how we play the Game, to play with Love or to play with Fear.
Love is Spirit in action which sees the opportunity for greater contribution and potential for growth with every situation.
Fear is Spirit imprisoned giving full authority for the Mind to see only attack, threat of loss and loneliness at every shadowy corner.
How will you play the Game?
This is the choice that ultimately determines the quality of those finite moments we are given that are called our Life.