The Game of Life and How to Play It

October 17, 2015

“Things don’t just happen.
Things happen just.”

– Jim Rohn

For years, I kept my dirty laundry out in the open.
In the living room. Uncovered. Overflowing.
Why?

Well I thought it was a smart idea because it’s easy to toss dirty clothes in there. It felt like playing basketball, using balled up clothes. And it’s easy to pack it all up to take to the laundromat, as I head out the door.

Sure, it’s an eye sore. And stinky. But who cares? All of this is temporary til I move into a mansion one day, and have helpers to do all the work – I rationalized.

This was my attitude towards all aspects of life.
I crammed my bed into an odd corner of my apartment, with all sides facing walls except one. Why does it matter? It’s temporary, you know, til I move into my imaginary spacious mansion.

I kept a large closet full of empty moving boxes, for when that magical mansion moment arrives.

I don’t know what woke me up to this madness but somehow my vision cleared up this month. Maybe some angel shone grace on me and dusted the sand off my eyes.

Live for the future and you’ll be living for the future. Always.
Live in clutter and your life will be cluttered. Always.

Now that I’ve been studying clutter clearing, feng shui, and the art of placement, I cannot believe how ignorant I was to all of this!

Isn’t this how it always is in life?
You go around thinking what you’re doing is awesome.
Until one day you realize how much of an amateur you are.

Life is not a random set of events.
There is a connection between all things.
And we can be harmonious with the flow or go against the current.

Life is a game and there’s a right way to play it.
Ignorance to this is not bliss, ignorance is disaster.

Resources:
The Game of Life and How to Play It – Florence Scovel Shinn