Consider for a moment life is the game.
What we are doing is creating context we can step in to, in order to better understand what it means to live this life. Our life.
Its not the truth. Its made up. Made up to give us perspective.
So instead of shying away from the multitude of possibilities before you, if this was a computer game, what would you do?
Would you take a little more risk because its only a game?
Would you be little more brave, courageous, willing because its only a game?
Would you turn the corner with a little less fear because its just a game?
Would you turn the same corner again and again or because you've been there done that, would you turn another corner, to investigate the curiosity of what lingers around the next corner?
See - who we are from one context to another can carry us forward, if we just took a moment to be present, stop and pause and have a look at what is really holding us back.
Our world is full of distractions. Device this. Device that. Some of which adds value to our lives depending on how we use them. What if YOU are the device? What if the WORLD is the device?
How would you relate to yourself, as a device, how would you seek out your better or best performance? How would you relate to the world differently?
If you have seen the matrix, you understand the portrayal of a world as a device and humans the characters, avatars, players within the matrix.
Maybe its not as clear, but there are hundreds/thousands of possibilitities and although you dont need a joystick or controller, you get to choose which way to turn, "choose your own adventure" and its all there (here!) for your choosing.
We often think there are limited choices because of our limiting beliefs. But they are just patterns and programming from your past.
I used to play Nintendo, Super Mario Brothers, a linear game. Meaning the screen moved you from the left to the right. I had a chip in my version of the game which meant it had a series of hidden ways to jump through the levels. Also known as cheating.
But the intention of the chip was to create secret pathways. You had to be willing to find them knowing they were there.
Im not suggesting life is about cheating but I am suggesting that in life there is more than one pathway. More than one way to skin a cat as they say. There is more than one way to achieve the things you set out to achieve, if you would just be willing to investigate, experiment and follow through.
I remember being determined to find all the hidden parts of the game. I knew the game inside out. It was almost like the card game of memory. Eventuallly I unlocked as many secrets and finished the game.
When the game was finished. Guess what? It was no longer a challenge for me and I was bored of it because....
I knew what was going to happen. So I no longer held the urge to continue playing the game.
See in life you could challenge yourself and get out of your comfort zone numerous times in just one day even. All you have to do is not honour the little voice in your head, that is determined to allow doubt to creep in to your mind.
Honour your word as your word. Relate to integrity as your word. Your word has power. Observe closely what you say about yourself and others around you.
Its tricky but you have to cultivate a beautiful garden in your mind minus all of the weeds. You do this through intention and your words.
What will have you playing on the courts versus watching from the sidelines?
I watched Soul, an animated movie, about life before and after death. It explores the idea of someone finding their spark. This spark lights up the person and the world. Has them living a purposeful and fulfilled life. What is your spark?
What is your something?
In the end its about a willingness to be alive and be in the world. Which is how this started. I wanted my kids to realise if they just look up and out in to the world, wonderment lay before them.
Hi my name is Angela. I have loved writing since I was able to hold a pencil in my hand. I soon learnt I had a gift of connecting with my ancestors through writing before my 30th birthday.