The Chess Game of Life
By Alan McElroy
Irrespective of whether you are aware of it, your life is essentially a chess game. Directly or indirectly, all actions you and others take are just moves on your chess boards of life. Most people never realize that there are tools to assist them to learn how to navigate their board more efficiently, so as to make the game and subsequently their soul growth more enjoyable and fruitful. They tend to just wander through life, usually allowing their own arbitrary moves or others’ to set the stages for the lessons that they have chosen to experience during this incarnation.
So how can we learn to play this chess game of life that we know as the human condition? Face your fears. Don’t be afraid to move out of your comfort zone. Do what is good for you at the moment and not what those around think or feel is good for you. Don’t let the Self keep you trapped in the past by worrying about your past actions or results, and don’t let it bring in fear of the future. The universe knows exactly what you need. You have to live the experience, so why not take control of the experience on your terms?
Remember, everyone is just a player on your board and you on theirs. As Maitreya has said, there are no accidents in life. You can choose to face your fears and move out of the comfort zone of this chess game called life, or you can choose to wander through the maze in a daze. There will be much learning and evolution of the soul based on your personal actions and subsequent responses to others’ actions.
At the end of the game, you and only you will judge yourself and your actions in the Hall of Mirrors. Did you face your fears? Did you move out of your comfort zone? For example, did you stay in a relationship out of fear of being alone, fear of what the family will think, fear of hurting the children etc? Or did you break the energy of someone that may have dominated you not only in this lifetime, but probably four or five other lifetimes? They were just a player in your game that came to allow you the opportunity to release the energy by facing the fear and moving out of the comfort zone.
As you can see, your move affects their game and their growth, too. Take control of your game by facing your fears and allowing the universe to take you out of the comfort zone. It’s your turn now – what’s the next move on your chess board?