COROLLARIES TO THE RULES
OF THE GAME OF LIFE
1. LIFE COMES FIRST!
We have life. We must honor life. Human activity must always default to life. If there is any danger, we must immediately turn our attention to averting the danger by protecting and preserving life. Who, when upon hearing a child’s cry for help (Aren’t we all children?), would not respond? Be honest about life. We must be ready to hold life gently in our hands.
2. WHO IS DEAD?
This is not a capricious statement. If no one is dead, somebody better be following Rule 2, in order to SEE more about whatever it is that has anybody doing anything but following Rule 2. It is a wake-up corollary to force the Truth of the Now into our thinking paradigm.
3. TRUE AND DOESN’T MATTER!
This forces us to evaluate the significance of “whatever” in the Now. Many things are true but have little if any meaning for us right this minute. We should be “doing” the Truth of One in the Now. This is all that matters. Some will say he, she, it hurt me. True, but doesn’t matter now – right this minute – even if there is permanent and irreparable damage, the Truth stays the same in the Now. Some will also say, “If I go home he, she, it will hurt me.” If true, Rule 4 – Own It Now! Don’t go home!
4. NO BLOOD – NO BONES!
This says, “No life-threatening thing is going on now.” We will immediately get to the Truth of Life. If life is not at risk we have time to follow Rule 2. This is especially beneficial when raising children.
5. WHOSE IS THAT?
Really anything - everything - is either mine, or not mine. This helps us to be really honest with Rule 3. True - Not True, Mine Not Mine. Don’t touch anything that is not true and not yours!
Memorize these and use them daily. New paradigms of thought are not quickly acquired. This will take practice. Start now! There is obviously a reciprocity of being present in these corollaries. If we choose to play the Game of Life we will have to monitor our pace and move much slower in order to allow ourselves time to stop and check where we are. This brings us to the omnipresent choice to Play One Now. Rule 2 will help us to get started in the right direction.
© 2008, 2005, 1996, THE GAME OF LIFE – A PLAYER’S MANUAL FOR EXECUTIVES AND OTHERS, Don Davison, Ph.D.
Corollaries are those friendly little reminders that
stand out, get our attention, bring us to a focus. They enable us to better understand what they relate to. Sometimes we forget things like rules, especially if they are in large letters and capitalized. Upon occasion, we all need something to remind us of the subject we desire to focus on.
These corollaries take us by the hand and gently (or not) help us to get up from, over to, on top of, down to, or do whatever it takes to get the message we need that will help us focus on the truth we are after.
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