09 Feb Know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em
You are all playing unwinnable games. The unwinnable games are games that keep you engaged in the illusion and distract you from the truth of who you are.
Examples of unwinnable games include our centralized financial industry. Your average retail trader will get wiped out over and over again. Day traders don’t stand much of a chance either, it’s an unwinnable game. New Year’s resolutions are unwinnable games. Relationship dynamics and marriages are un winnable games, how are you supposed to live up to somebody else’s expectations? You will always fail in all of the existing constructs because you are not meant to win. That failure is an important redirection back to a game that you can win . . . being you, being authentic.
As a community, we are winning so hard because we are playing the game of being ourselves. That’s why we are winning, why we are becoming healthier, more peaceful, more abundant and more harmonious in every area of life and living. We’ve stopped engaging in the illusion, in all of the unwinnable games.
Kenny Rogers’ song, The Gambler says it perfectly as it pertains to the illusion and existing constructs: “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, Know when to fold ’em, Know when to walk away, And know when to run.” This is important because It’s not that you can’t win, it’s just that the odds are stacked against you. So, you have to know when to cash out.
When you are peaceful, you are able to cash out because you are not egoically attached or identified with anything else.
Success is another example of an unwinnable game. Success by whose definition? Did you know that there are never-ending levels of success, never-ending levels of financial expression and you can keep playing that game forever. It’s a fundamental distraction from you who truly are. It doesn’t mean you’ll be happy.
Rest in the awareness of your breath for a living meditation.