The game of life is fun

Obstacles, hazards, complications, remorse. What’s missing? Fun for a start… 


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Our lives often feel so very difficult. There usually seems to be something obstructing the path to our dreams. Often we are filled with regret about our choices or about the roadblocks we have created for ourselves. Things frequently don’t seem easy.

We get hung up on these difficulties. We allow them to capture our energy and attention, and in doing so we let them control our lives. We create more of what focus on, and life seems to be a never-ending round of problems. This isn’t fun.

And that is precisely the biggest problem: We’re not having fun. Life is intended to be enjoyable. That’s why we’re here—to appreciate the universe in all its wonder and splendor, and to be grateful for our existence. Fun is part of appreciating life. We’re supposed to have fun.

We tend to take our problems very seriously and personally. We don’t approach life from a lighthearted standpoint, and our mindset makes our difficulties even harder to deal with. We often simply resign ourselves to slogging through continuous trouble, hoping that someday things will get better.

Many of us play video games. We do it for enjoyment. Imagine what would happen if we took all the obstacles in a video game seriously and as a judgment upon ourselves. How much fun would we have? We probably would give up on the game nearly immediately. However, instead we view the difficult parts of the video game as a challenge. We enjoy learning how to overcome the simulated problems and dangers. The game is fun because we don’t take it seriously, and we know we can walk away from it unharmed.

When we are willing to let go of separation consciousness, we know we always are safe and interconnected in life. We know the universe (aka the sharing) wants us to prosper and enjoy our lives. We trust that everything we encounter is for our benefit. This allows us to live in the moment and to enjoy whatever occurs. Life is more like a challenging video game and less like a trial to be endured.

Let’s take a few minutes to connect consciously with our inner divinity—our sharing within—to explore how we might have more fun in life, right now. We will begin by relaxing into a slow and rhythmic breathing pattern, while visualizing our sharing within as a golden light in the center of our chest. As we inhale, the golden light grows strong and bright. As we exhale, the light spreads out to wash through us and our surroundings. We will continue the rhythmic breathing and light visualization until we feel calm, focused, and poised. This is our sign of conscious connection with our sharing within.

Next we will think of a current difficulty, one that seems like a struggle to us. Perhaps we feel we’re drowning in financial debt. Perhaps we feel like we’re stuck in a dead-end career. Perhaps a personal relationship is troubled. We’ll pick just one problem, the first one that occurs to us.

Next we will ask our sharing within to show us how to have fun with this problem. Perhaps we’ll be shown how to turn one of our enjoyable hobbies into an additional source of income. Perhaps we will be shown how to find new and rewarding personal challenges in our current job. Perhaps we’ll be shown how to use humor to defuse the heaviness of a troubled personal relationship. Whatever we hear or see, we can trust the information is perfect and beneficial for us.

Now we will surround our feelings of frustration and hopelessness about our problem with golden light from our sharing within. We’ll breathe hope and lightheartedness into the situation and picture ourselves taking the fun, new approach. We will continue to breathe golden light into the situation and replace our fears and anger with anticipation, joy and happiness. Look at that! We’ve found a way to enjoy our “problem” right now. Isn’t life amazing and fun?

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Divinely unique and beautiful reader, what are you willing to have fun with right now? Please share…