Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Bad Hand

In a People House: Non-Violent PC War game cards available [here].


I've been dealt a bad hand, again. Yes, it's "Game Night" (or week, month, year-one never knows) and with my family that game is always "War".


Right now, the hardest part is not playing; starving the intrinsic strategist, shelving the ego and abandoning the old teachings for the new. What I'm about to say makes me none proud in theory but, in practice it is a testament to how far I've come. It is the reason I'll forever remain on the receiving end of the bad hand. "Not only can I play this game, but after years of careful observation, I'm certain I can win it-even with the worst hand, and this is why I don't- why I won't play the game". Cards down. There's nothing to win, I'm already rich. And you, have you tired of the game?


He who is contented is rich-Lao Tzu


Peace and more peace

8 comments:

Ms. Bar B: said...

Definitely tired of playing the game. Sometimes its tough really believing that you have the "option" of not picking up the cards or even peaking at them. Thanks for reminding me that I have a choice.

mairedodd said...

love this post... 'playing the game' has become so superficial for me that i cannot bear even having to engage in it for the 'right' reasons... i am a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of a person who wears it all on her sleeve... so at times it takes every molecule in my body to restrain from blowing up when the game is going on in front of my face... unfortunately, i often utter 'i choose not to engage...' to one who finds that to be ultimately disrespectful... i see it otherwise... i get to maintain my dignity and not slide backwards... but it isn't easy... and i love the hand you will play...

Kathy said...

Ah, I don't play games. I am me, I actually like me and me has never been happier. I read a couple of books by Eckhart Tolle and learned a whole new game. It's an awesome game, but unfortunately...no one wants to play it with me.

Shannon said...

LOVE those cards!

Dina said...

Many times, I simply don't know the rules. I begin to play thinking I am enlightened and thinking --- Oh, I've got this) only be to blindsighted and oftentimes disappointed because someone changed the rules. Awesome post.

A Cuban In London said...

Human beings should always strive for bigger challenges wherever they may come from. You probably need a bigger dare now. It's good that you know how to achieve your own stasis. Many people don't. Good luck.

Greetings from London.

hint said...

Ahhh just the message I needed for my day :) Thank you!

shibori girl said...

Yes, the grown up thing is not to start. To quote from the movie War Games "The only way to win is NOT to play".

So sorry you have to deal with family drama again. They do know how to push our buttons!

Hugs,

Kate

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