Monday, May 2, 2016

Enjoying the Game of Life

Have you ever wondered why we are suffering so much even though objectively nothing really happens? Isn't it because often we get too serious about what we do or what we experience? We worry about what we own, or what we could lose, or what might happen to us. In short, we lose our playfulness.

If we are experiencing something that we label as “negative”, we want to get rid of it as soon as possible; there is no curiosity about what might come out of it instead. And if we are experience something that we label as “positive” we want to keep it forever, even though it likely would soon become boring anyhow. 

With our rigidity, with our preference for alternative scenarios, and with our impatience, we lose the chances to really taste and feel what we are experiencing. We are too lost in our mind to really appreciate what is happening here and now, and hence we lose access to this precious moment.

Observe when you become playful instead. Suddenly, you really don’t mind what will happen next. You can finally enjoy and heal from this moment.  If we don’t label everything that we experience as success or failure, will we still worry so much? 

Do you view death, disease, disability or aging a failure, or do you see it as another opportunity to experience something new? Observe how your definition influences how you feel and experience moment by moment. 

Live your life!  Enjoy whatever it is that you are going through at this moment.  Play with your life and experience everything that happens to you as is. Experiment with them and see how they evolve!  Isn’t life fun? Welcome to the game of life!

By Christian and Su Zhen

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