Your life will end- take on a game worth playing

Many of us are experiencing a yearning to awaken to our unique gifts and offer them in service to the world. We’re longing to finally feel fully alive from doing work that is both meaningful and financially sustainable.

Especially for people like  myself, an elder, there’s a certain urgency in the face of death of going out with a bang having experienced a well-lived life. However, this urgency isn’t limited to older people like myself.

More and more people of all ages are coming to realize that there’s more to life than what our culture has given us. They’re awakening to the possibility that if humanity doesn’t change its direction, we’re in big trouble. We don’t want to leave this legacy for future generations!

We live in a world, a paradigm of survival, characterized by scarcity, control, fear of loss, “looking good,” withholding, minimizing risk, domination, and being right. These are at a cost to our aliveness, in terns of our self expression, vitality, connection with others and happiness. Life occurs to us as serious and significant.

It doesn’t need to be this way. Consider a new paradigm.

Check out this video from a TEDx presentation in which Steve Keil fights the “serious meme” that has infected his home of Bulgaria — and calls for a return to play to revitalize the economy, education and society. While he’s speaking about Bulgaria, the “serious meme” is a part of our culture.

People are driven to finding more meaning and purpose in life. We’re looking to discover, to find out who we truly are. If we could just find out the right path for ourselves, we’ll be fulfilled knowing that we’re connected to something that really resonates with us.

Here’s the thing. At some point, sooner than later, your life will end. Maybe you’re a “smart rat” like myself, who’s been around the corner a few times- very well educated, well read, participated in many personal development programs and engage in consistent spiritual practice, yet left with a sense that I haven’t found my calling- something unique I have to offer and I’m not clear what that is. And I’m in my 60s!

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” – Henry David Thoreau

Take on a game worth playing

Our work, our lives don’t have to be heavy and significant. We’ve forgotten what it’s like to play, to relate to life as a game in which there are players, opponents, winners and losers, rules, goals, a scoreboard, penalties, a field, a beginning and end. A key aspect of a game is to play it fully while having FUN– knowing that there’s nothing inherently significant about the game.

Anything that we’re engaged in can be “gamified”– turned into a game, a fun, exciting endeavour that makes a difference, that contributes to others. We don’t need to find ourselves in order to discover who we are. We discover who we are in playing the game.

Play is characterized by joyful experimentation with life, fascination with anything in the environment, unlimited reign of the imagination, trying out various behaviours, freedom to be silly, fantastic and wrong!

What are you engaged with at this time that’s important to you in which you find yourself being very intense, serious and attached to the outcome?

How can you REFRAME it, as Tom Peters says and turn it into a WOW project- “taking a task- any damn task- and turning it into something that makes a difference?”

“Seek, above all, for a game worth playing. Such is the advice of the oracle to modern man. Having found the game, play it with intensity- play as if your life and sanity depended on it. (They do depend on it.) Follow the example of the French existentialists and flourish a banner bearing the word “engagement.” Though nothing means anything and all roads are marked “no exit,” yet move as if your movements had some purpose If life does not seem to offer a game worth playing, then invent one. For it must be clear, even to the most clouded intelligence, that any game is better than no game.” ~ Robert S. DeRopp

 

This entry was posted in meaningful work. Bookmark the permalink.

26 Responses to Your life will end- take on a game worth playing

  1. Has anyone ever been to Big Cloud Vape Juice Ecigarette Shop located in 15122 San Pedro Avenue?

  2. Vapor Dreamz says:

    Has anyone ever vaped Cloud Nurdz Vape Juice?

  3. Good Afternoon everybody ! can anyone suggest where I can purchase Being Hemp CBD Topical Day Creme 500mg?

  4. By way of introduction, I am Mark Schaefer, and I represent Nutritional Products International. We serve both international and domestic manufacturers who are seeking to gain more distribution within the United States. Your brand recently caught my attention, so I am contacting you today to discuss the possibility of expanding your national distribution reach.We provide expertise in all areas of distribution, and our offerings include the following: Turnkey/One-stop solution, Active accounts with major U.S. distributors and retailers, Our executive team held executive positions with Walmart and Amazon, Our proven sales force has public relations, branding, and marketing all under one roof, We focus on both new and existing product lines, Warehousing and logistics. Our company has a proven history of initiating accounts and placing orders with major distribution outlets. Our history allows us to have intimate and unique relationships with key buyers across the United States, thus giving your brand a fast track to market in a professional manner. Please contact me directly so that we can discuss your brand further. Kind Regards, Mark Schaefer, marks@nutricompany.com, VP of Business Development, Nutritional Products International, 101 Plaza Real S, Ste #224, Boca Raton, FL 33432, Office: 561-544-0719

  5. loving joy says:

    Can someone recommend KY Jelly and Liquid? Thanks xox

  6. Studio Vapes says:

    Has anyone ever been to VaporLand Ecigarette Shop in 1416 Walton Blvd?

  7. Thea says:

    how to take cbd for alcoholics

  8. Is anyone here in a position to recommend Valentines Day Playwear? Thanks xxx

  9. Arabella says:

    Does anyone know what happened to Dimepiece Los Angeles celebrity streetwear brand? I seem to be unable to proceed to the checkout on Dimepiecela site. I’ve read in Elle that they were acquired by a UK hedge fund in excess of $50 million. I have just bought the Shatter Ceilings HeavyBlend Sweatshirt from Ebay and totally love it xox

  10. By way of introduction, I am Mark Schaefer, and I represent Nutritional Products International. We serve both international and domestic manufacturers who are seeking to gain more distribution within the United States. Your brand recently caught my attention, so I am contacting you today to discuss the possibility of expanding your national distribution reach.We provide expertise in all areas of distribution, and our offerings include the following: Turnkey/One-stop solution, Active accounts with major U.S. distributors and retailers, Our executive team held executive positions with Walmart and Amazon, Our proven sales force has public relations, branding, and marketing all under one roof, We focus on both new and existing product lines, Warehousing and logistics. Our company has a proven history of initiating accounts and placing orders with major distribution outlets. Our history allows us to have intimate and unique relationships with key buyers across the United States, thus giving your brand a fast track to market in a professional manner. Please contact me directly so that we can discuss your brand further. Kind Regards, Mark Schaefer, marks@nutricompany.com, VP of Business Development, Nutritional Products International, 101 Plaza Real S, Ste #224, Boca Raton, FL 33432, Office: 561-544-0719

  11. By way of introduction, I am Mark Schaefer, and I represent Nutritional Products International. We serve both international and domestic manufacturers who are seeking to gain more distribution within the United States. Your brand recently caught my attention, so I am contacting you today to discuss the possibility of expanding your national distribution reach.We provide expertise in all areas of distribution, and our offerings include the following: Turnkey/One-stop solution, Active accounts with major U.S. distributors and retailers, Our executive team held executive positions with Walmart and Amazon, Our proven sales force has public relations, branding, and marketing all under one roof, We focus on both new and existing product lines, Warehousing and logistics. Our company has a proven history of initiating accounts and placing orders with major distribution outlets. Our history allows us to have intimate and unique relationships with key buyers across the United States, thus giving your brand a fast track to market in a professional manner. Please contact me directly so that we can discuss your brand further. Kind Regards, Mark Schaefer, marks@nutricompany.com, VP of Business Development, Nutritional Products International, 101 Plaza Real S, Ste #224, Boca Raton, FL 33432, Office: 561-544-0719

  12. Is anyone in a position to recommend good internet cafes email list and b2b sales leads? Thanks 😀

  13. I oversee a vape store directory and we have had a listing from a vape shop in the United States that also markets CBD product lines. A Month later on, PayPal has contacted use to claim that our account has been restricted and have requested us to take away PayPal as a payment method from our vape store website directory. We do not offer CBD goods such as CBD oil. We solely offer marketing and advertising solutions to CBD firms. I have taken a look at Holland & Barrett– the UK’s Reputable Health Merchant and if you take a close look, you will witness that they promote a fairly substantial variety of CBD product lines, particularly CBD oil and they also happen to accept PayPal as a settlement method. It emerges that PayPal is administering double standards to many different companies. Due to this stipulation, I can no longer take PayPal on my CBD-related site. This has restrained my payment possibilities and right now, I am greatly dependent on Cryptocurrency payments and direct bank transfers. I have consulted a solicitor from a Magic Circle law practice in London and they stated that what PayPal is undertaking is absolutely against the law and inequitable as it ought to be applying a systematic standard to all companies. I am still to check with one more legal representative from a US law office in London to see what PayPal’s legal position is in the United States. In the meantime, I would be highly appreciative if anyone here at targetdomain could provide me with different payment processors/merchants that deal with CBD firms.

  14. Eliana says:

    what does hempworx cbd oil help with

  15. Can someone recommend Suction Cup Dildos? Cheers x

  16. Good Afternoon everyone ! can anyone advise where I can purchase King Kalm Pet Topical Mange Mite Management Spray?

  17. Does anyone have any idea Generation V E-Cigarettes & Vape Bar Omaka vaporizer store located in 1591 North Buffalo Drive Suite 160 sells ejuice made by Molekule Made In UK E-liquid? I have tried sending them an email at at barstowvapebar@gmail.com

  18. Does anyone have any idea Vapor Head Opelika ecigarette store in 2807 S 14th St sells eliquid manufactured by Big Boowie’s Home Brew? I have tried sending them an email at at smokesnvapor@gmail.com

  19. Aylin says:

    I was wondering if anyone knows what happened to Dimepiece LA celebrity streetwear brand? I am unable to proceed to the checkout on Dimepiecela site. I have read in Elle that they were acquired by a UK hedge fund for $50 million. I’ve just bought the Meditate Yoga Bag from Ebay and totally love it xox

  20. By way of introduction, I am Mark Schaefer, and I represent Nutritional Products International. We serve both international and domestic manufacturers who are seeking to gain more distribution within the United States. Your brand recently caught my attention, so I am contacting you today to discuss the possibility of expanding your national distribution reach.We provide expertise in all areas of distribution, and our offerings include the following: Turnkey/One-stop solution, Active accounts with major U.S. distributors and retailers, Our executive team held executive positions with Walmart and Amazon, Our proven sales force has public relations, branding, and marketing all under one roof, We focus on both new and existing product lines, Warehousing and logistics. Our company has a proven history of initiating accounts and placing orders with major distribution outlets. Our history allows us to have intimate and unique relationships with key buyers across the United States, thus giving your brand a fast track to market in a professional manner. Please contact me directly so that we can discuss your brand further. Kind Regards, Mark Schaefer, marks@nutricompany.com, VP of Business Development, Nutritional Products International, 101 Plaza Real S, Ste #224, Boca Raton, FL 33432, Office: 561-544-0719

  21. Uhtred says:

    Is anyone here in a position to recommend Clubwear? Cheers xx

  22. Can someone recommend Inflatable Dildos? Thanks xx

  23. I run a vape shop website directory and we have had a listing from a vape store in the USA that also markets CBD items. A Calendar month later on, PayPal has contacted use to claim that our account has been restricted and have asked us to remove PayPal as a payment method from our vape shop web directory. We do not offer for sale CBD items such as CBD oil. We merely offer online marketing professional services to CBD companies. I have looked into Holland & Barrett– the UK’s Top Health and wellness Retail store and if you take a good look, you will see that they sell a pretty comprehensive variety of CBD items, primarily CBD oil and they also happen to accept PayPal as a settlement solution. It seems that PayPal is applying double standards to many different firms. Due to this stipulation, I can no longer accept PayPal on my CBD-related internet site. This has constricted my payment options and now, I am heavily contingent on Cryptocurrency payments and straightforward bank transfers. I have gotten in touch with a solicitor from a Magic Circle law practice in London and they explained that what PayPal is doing is entirely unlawful and inequitable as it should be applying a consistent criterion to all companies. I am still to get in touch with another legal representative from a US law practice in The city of london to see what PayPal’s legal position is in the United States. For the time being, I would be extremely appreciative if anyone here at targetdomain could provide me with different payment processors/merchants that work with CBD firms.

Leave a Reply to Vapor Dreamz Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *