life is a mind game


“The chess-board is the world; the pieces are the phenomena of the universe; the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature.  The player on the other side is hidden from us.  We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient.  But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.â€?  – T.H. Huxley

Life is a mind game.  How we play the game in our head, affects how we play the game in real life.  Your mind dictates whether you fulfil your potential or live your life forever hoping and wishing your dreams will come true.  How you play the game in your head is the difference that makes a difference.

Presumably the purpose of a game is to enjoy the experience or to learn from the experience in order to grow. 

We play many games – board games, video games, physical games, corporate games, and ultimately the game of life.
I think we get ourselves so caught up in the small games that we neglect the bigger game of life.

How good a player are you in the game of life?  Some of us seem to play the game better than others.  Is that down to luck?  Or do these people have a better understanding of the rules and have learned to master the game?


  1. Tisha February 13, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    All such difficult questions darling!

    To me how you play the game of life is a conscious choice and if you choose to nitpick with the small games then you lose out on the bigger picture.

  2. chesca February 15, 2007 at 4:55 am

    A good opening is key.
    once you’ve made your move, leave it alone (unless attacked)

    like life, once you’ve made a well thought of decision, trust your intuition and stick to it.

  3. Clay Lowe February 15, 2007 at 10:25 am

    Hi Chesca,

    I agree a good opening is key…think a few moves ahead…and then go with plan while maintaing the flexibility to handle whatever your opponent, life in this case, throws at you. In the army we used to say once you cross the line of departure you might as well throw out the plan because the enemy never does what you want im to do.

    Thanks for commenting,


  4. Clay Lowe February 15, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Hi Tisha,

    It’s about where you choose to focus your energy and attention and intention. Play a BIG game!


  5. Heebs April 28, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Life is indeed a game of mind but our moves depend on the situation and not on our plans, play by the rules, move in a way that makes your opponent thinks it’s your plan, letting him play on expectations, while you play on surprise! Things change in life…There is no plans…No expectations!


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