What If Life Is Just a Game – Connect To Your Inner Peace Today

by Solvita Bennett on October 8, 2011

How to Approach Life as a Game and Connect to Happiness and Inner Peace Today

"Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love -enjoy it."

Sai Baba

…After the popularity of one of my articles called "Awaken Your Inner Child" I decided to share with you my dear friend some more insights which will make your life lighter, happier, more enjoyable and interesting…

Couple of years ago I read a book called “Busting Loose from the Business game” by Robert Scheinfeld, I found a lot of ideas that resonated in the way I approach life. If you would like to go deeper into this subject I think this book is a great start.

…Well as we all know life can give us a lot of suffering and we often say this is fate. Yes it is fate, however we create our own fate, though most of the time unconsciously. Once we become more aware of this. It is the first step to awakening and starting to break through illusions… I don't want to go into complex details in this short article, my aim is to help you to change your approach to situations, people, circumstances, so that you can breathe deeper, have more fun and open doors to opportunities which otherwise wouldn't be available to you…

…When we are born, we enter into a game of life. We accept many roles and then play them. Some of them we play well, some bad and in some we fail completely. This is why we get different personalities, however your higher self doesn’t play the roles, it only creates the circumstance and settings for you to play in. Therefore when you take the game too seriously, you are attached to your role too much.

…When we are able to play the game of life with a detached approach, everything happens to our highest good. What we notice often is, that people are playing their roles often too heavily, too seriously with a lot of attachment even identifying themselves to the role…so it creates a lot of suffering for them, which actually leads to ill health, stress, unhappiness and loss of inner peace.

Let's say a person has a job and loves the position, so when the person identifies himself or herself to the position, then loosing the job would seem to that person as the end of life. When you hear about suicides, often it happens when the person can't live without a particular role they have been attached to…

I have a very light approach to life; it is not because I had it always. I've learned this approach and use it practically. When we just start looking at things differently we begin making great changes within ourselves and so the outside changes follow. I read some time ago a great piece of work written by William Walker Atkinson and there was something I especially liked in regards to the Game of Life and thought it would be great to share this with you my friend:

"There is nothing that is too good for you – not a thing. The best there is, is not beginning to be good enough for you; for there are still better things ahead. The best gift that the world has to offer is a mere bauble compared to the great things in the Cosmos that await your coming of age. So don't be afraid to reach out for these playthings of life – these baubles of this plane of consciousness.

Reach out for them – grab a whole fistful – play with them until you are tired; that's what they are made for, anyway. They are made for our express use – not to look at, but to be played with, if you desire. Help yourself – there's a whole shopful of these toys awaiting your desire, demand and taking. Don't be bashful! Don't let me hear any more of this silly talk about things being too good for you. Pshaw! You have been like the Emperor's little son thinking that the tin soldiers and toy drum were far too good for him, and refusing to reach out for them. But you don't find this trouble with children as a rule.

They instinctively recognize that nothing is too good for them. They want all that is in sight to play with, and they seem to feel that the things are theirs by right. And that is the condition of mind that we seekers after the Divine Adventure must cultivate. Unless we become as little children we cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

The things we see around us are the playthings of the Kindergarten of God, playthings which we use in our game-tasks. Help yourself to them – ask for them without bashfulness demand as many as you can make use of – they are yours. And if you don't see just what you want, ask for it – there's a big reserve stock on the shelves, and in the closets.

Play, play, play, to your heart's content. Learn to weave mats – to build houses with the blocks – to stitch outlines on the squares – play the game through, and play it well. And demand all the proper materials for the play – don't be bashful – there's enough to go round. But – remember this! While all this be true, the best things are still only game-things – toys, blocks, mats, cubes, and all the rest. Useful, most useful for the learning of the lessons – pleasant, most pleasant with which to play – and desirable, most desirable, for these purposes. Get all the fun and profit out of the use of things that is possible.

Throw yourself heartily into the game, and play it out – it is Good. But, here's the thing to remember – never lose sight of the fact that these good things are but playthings – part of the game – and you must be perfectly willing to lay them aside when the time comes to pass into the next class, and not cry and mourn because you must leave your playthings behind you.

Do not allow yourself to become unduly attached to them – they are for your use and pleasure, but are not a part of you – not essential to your happiness in the next stage. Despise them not because of their lack of Reality – they are great things relatively, and you may as well have all the fun out of them that you can – don't be a spiritual prig, standing aside and refusing to join in the game. But do not tie yourself to them – they are good to use and play with, but not good enough to use you and to make you a plaything. Don't let the toys turn the tables on you. This is the difference between the master of Circumstances and the Slave of Circumstances.

The Slave thinks that these playthings are real, and that he is not good enough to have them. He gets only a few toys, because he is afraid to ask for more, and he misses most of the fun. And then, considering the toys to be real, and not realizing that there are plenty more where these came from, he attaches himself to the little trinkets that have come his way, and allows himself to be made a slave of them. He is afraid that they may be taken away from him and he is afraid to toddle across the floor and help himself to the others.

The Master knows that all are his for the asking. He demands that which he needs from day to day, and does not worry about over-loading himself; for he knows that there are "lots more," and that he cannot be cheated out of them. He plays, and plays well, and has a good time in the play – and he learns his Kindergarten lessons in the playing. But he does not become too much attached to his toys. He is willing to fling away the worn-out toys, and reach out for a new one. And when he is called into the next room for promotion, he drops on the floor the worn-out toys of the day, and with glistening eyes and confident attitude of mind, marches into the next room – into the Great Unknown – with a smile on his face. He is not afraid, for he hears the voice of the Teacher, and knows that she is there waiting for him – in that Great Next Room."

I think William wrote it lightly and playfully. It can really change our point of view to things in our lives. Next week see if you can adjust your attitude to situations and have a playful approach to things…

Let's do this together!

Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. I'd love to hear from you! :)

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  Solvita Bennett is sharing her wisdom with people from different backgrounds to find their Inner Peace and Happiness. With more than 20 years of study and practice of Personal Growth coupled with more than 10 years experience in professional teaching gives her the ability to share her ‘Secrets to Inner Peace’ in a Simple, Easy and Practical way.

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Olga Hermans October 9, 2011

Solvita, you always come out with these great articles; very helpful for your readers..thank you so much!!

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Solvita Bennett October 16, 2011

I appreciate your comment Olga ~ thank you! :)

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denny hagel October 9, 2011

Love this article…great job!

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Solvita Bennett October 16, 2011

Thanks Denny ~ it is lovely to see you here!

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Jennifer Bennett October 10, 2011

Love it Solvita! Thanks so much for always sharing practical, useful information for us! Many blessings to you!

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Solvita Bennett October 16, 2011

Many blessings to you my friend! Thank you!

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Carol Giambri October 10, 2011

Thanks Solvita for the “chock full of information” shared. Always love it. Thanks for book resources. Great article.

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Solvita Bennett October 16, 2011

Carol ~ my pleasure! Thanks for stopping by!

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Beth Heilman October 10, 2011

Wonderful article, Solvita!! Thank you for the reminder that our “stuff” is just stuff…for our use, enjoyment and learning. It is not who we are, nor should it be. It should be “played with” until the lesson is learned, then let go of if need be to move on to the next lesson. God bless!!

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Solvita Bennett October 16, 2011

You’ve got the message perfectly ~ thank you Beth!

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Beau Henderson October 11, 2011

Great point of view, my favorite thing is the idea that nothing is too good for us. Thank you so much. I will share this because someone always needs to hear this.

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Solvita Bennett October 16, 2011

It is true Beau ~ someone always needs to hear this…Thank you!

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Carl Mason Liebenberg October 12, 2011

I have to agree with Beau….All Good and Perfect things have been provided for us..we can embrace them, own them, live them, learn from them…we can chose to live an abundant life because of who we ARE and WHOSE we are…not what we have done or do!

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Solvita Bennett October 23, 2011

Thanks Carl! Yes- we are so much more than we think we are!

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Janis Meredith October 12, 2011

“Let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” Even the Bible says that life is a competition of sorts! So, I guess you could translate that as a “game.” Thanks for your thoughts. I have a feeling if I were to meet you in person, I would find a very peaceful person!

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Solvita Bennett October 23, 2011

Thanks for your comment Janis!

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Lisa Malcom October 12, 2011

Great article..great message! Thanks!

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Solvita Bennett October 23, 2011

Thank you Lisa!

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Susan Preston October 12, 2011

Wow!!! This really resonated with me, as I use to take life and myself way too seriously. Every morning, I journal so I focus on where & how I want my day to go…instead of my day deciding where it wants to go. I know when we ever get the opportunity to chat…we would do so for hours 😉 Thank you, for being the Beautiful YOU!

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Solvita Bennett October 23, 2011

Susan ~ thank you so much for your warm words! It is great to see you here!

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Anita October 12, 2011

Children are amazing….we all can learn from them what was taken from us as a child, inadvertently by our parents, teachers and other influences. When I read the book “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz…..it was an eye opener for me…this came years after “reclaiming my inner child work with John Bradshaw.

In order to reclaim our happiness and get to and understand the core of who we are ..we have to go back..Its a painful experience for some of us. But worth it:)

We are not what we do…we are who we are. We all have gifts and value to offer. Thanks for the gentle reminder :)

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Solvita Bennett October 23, 2011

Thank you Anita ~ great comment!

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Nancy Olson October 12, 2011

Changing thoughts can change many things, even how you think of life. But inner peace is great, if you don’t have it you don’t have much is the way I like to think of it!

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Solvita Bennett October 23, 2011

Thanks Nancy! Thoughts are things, even though we don’t see… they produce vibration and attract like magnets similar thoughts, ideas and manifest reality in our lives…

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Dr. Daisy Sutherland October 12, 2011

Thank you Solvita for another beautiful post. I completely agree that we must live our lives to the fullest, not get caught up on the negative but certainly make the most of every minute..life is too short to spend it worrying or complaining we should spend it playing! Thanks again:)

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Solvita Bennett October 23, 2011

Thank you so much Dr. Daisy! :)

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Norma Doiron@Social Media | Graphics | Web Design | Health | Wellness | Weight Loss October 12, 2011

You, Solvita – are a great writer. Your article shine forth the expression of your heart! Keep posting, I’m loving your blog. x0x
Norma Doiron @ The LEARNED Preneur ╰☆╮

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Solvita Bennett October 23, 2011

You made my day ~ I think I have to start writing a book! Thanks Norma!

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Alexandra McAllister October 12, 2011

Love this beautiful post Solvita! It really touched my heart! Yes, life is too short to be negative and we must live every day to the fullest!

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Solvita Bennett October 23, 2011

Thanks a lot Alexandra! It is great to see you here!

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Mary Kate October 12, 2011

Another great article, Solvita! I always look forward to your blog as it is chock-full of useful info presented in a loving, open-minded manner. Keep up the great work :-)

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Solvita Bennett October 23, 2011

Thank you Mary!

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Melissa Erickson October 12, 2011

Great message and great writing. Thanks for sharing!

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Solvita Bennett October 23, 2011

You are so welcome ~ thanks Melissa! :)

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Julie Weishaar October 12, 2011

Hi Solvita. I vacillate between agreeing that life is a game – a “dart” game and I am the target (those feeling sorry for myself days) to YES life is a game, lighten up, find something to laugh at (there is plenty to laugh at) and enjoy!

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Solvita Bennett October 23, 2011

Yes ~ we have to lighten up…life is just to short not to! Thank you Julie! :)

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Elise Adams @AdamsOrganizing October 13, 2011

Such an inspiring article. Thank you for sharing that peace is possible now…depending on what we choose to focus on. For so many inner peace sounds like a fairy tale. Yet I know that just ‘being’ during any storm can keep us calm no matter what swirls around us.

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Solvita Bennett October 16, 2011

Hi Elise, we have the ability to choose any time! :)

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Marie October 13, 2011

Great thoughts. Stuff really is just stuff, for our use and benefit and should not define us. Lots to think about with this one.

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Solvita Bennett October 16, 2011

Yes Marie, stuff is just stuff 😉 thank you!

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Jennifer October 13, 2011

Thanks for the reminder not to take life too seriously Solvita. I know the thing that has helped me let go of all the unnecessary attachments to various roles is that – no matter how wrong change initially appears — experience shows that there’s always something better in life if you keep your head up and travel on down the road.

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Solvita Bennett October 16, 2011

Absolutely Jennifer! …great approach and thanks for stopping by!

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AJ Perisho January 31, 2012

Right on Solvita!
It’s easy to take things to seriously. I often need to step back, take a deep breath, and then relax.
If I remember to do this, stress floats away :-)
Thanks for sharing!

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Katerina Pavlou October 10, 2012

THANK YOU 😀

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Solvita Bennett October 26, 2012

Thank you, Katerina! It is nice to see you in here!

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