If you’ve been following my blog, (or my page on Facebook), you will be aware that I recently changed the “theme” and title of the blog from “Living Happy” to “Exploring The Game of Life”. I will make every attempt to “keep it simple” and not to over complicate things. However, the next few paragraphs might sound quite elaborate. Don’t worry if they do. Everything that I intend to write after today will be derived in some way from this and will be much less complex.
Introducing: The Game of Life (GoL)
There are 3 primary levels in the Game of Life, (although, recently a 4th may have been discovered). Each of the levels have many sub-levels. I will not complicate things by discussing these sub-levels directly as they may be investigated as part of the overall process.
Each level is defined by how aware the Player (person/individual) is of the power of thought and how it impacts their day-to-day – until they learn how to take control of their mind by becoming more conscious of their thought processes. Each player’s level is determined by how open they are to “listening” to the “signs” given by their inner and outer worlds, their willingness to cultivate healthy thought patterns, becoming aware of and changing their contaminated thought processes and developing awareness of their “health instinct” or “sixth sense”, or “still, small voice”, or Innate Wisdom as I like to call it, as opposed to being stuck continuously in their intellectual reasoning.
Unlike the levels of old arcade games, like Donkey Kong or Sonic, where moving up a level is a moment defined by the completion of a lower level, moving between the levels in the Game of Life is more fluid-like. For example, in the game of Monopoly, you might say that gaining the three locations that make up a set of properties which allows the player to begin buying houses to place on those properties is one level, and placing enough houses on a property to begin placing hotels on those properties is another level. In the Game of Life the currency is much less tangible and infinitely more fluid-like.
In the game of Monopoly it can take just a few unfortunate twists to force the player with almost enough assets to “level up” to lose a lot of those assets. With each throw of the dice each player moves closer or further away from the next level.
In the Game of Life, your state of mind determines your location between the various levels, each and every event of your experience is like a throw of the dice and each day is like another round of the “board” on which the Game of Life is played out. The currency in the Game of Life is thought, but not all thoughts are equal in value.
In the Game of Life we have positive currency (thoughts) and negative currency (thoughts) and, quite obviously, we want more positive currency and less negative currency because that will improve our experience. A positive experience, buoyed up by positive currency, allows you to feel good about yourself; you will experience confidence and you will have high self-esteem. Accumulating negative currency, therefore, has the opposite effect. If you accumulate too much negative currency you will not feel confident and you will experience low self-esteem.
Self-esteem will be a regular topic as we progress in the Game of Life.
Join me on my new weekly Facebook Live-Stream series, “Whose Move Is It, Anyway” beginning Monday, January 18th 2021 at 7:30 pm (GMT) where I will be discussing this and future posts in more detail.
Update: The live-stream series has now become the Real-time Well-being zoom call.