Sunday, 30 October 2016

The Game of Life

It’s not the results, it’s how you play the game that matters. Why? Because the results are transient, ever receding into a distant horizon. After all, we are all immortal, and the ultimate result is beyond any horizon. It hovers, suspended, in the infinity of the eternal Now. We, individualizations of the ubiquitous, amorphous energy of Consciousness did have a beginning when we became aware of our nature, and may, one day, in the fullness of time, decide to merge with our Source to enrich the infinite potential extant in eternity. But until that day what matters is the journey. What matters is how we play the game. The results are usually beyond our jurisdiction.
Scientists have finally discovered the Event Horizon. It corresponds to the “straight an narrow path” from which we may choose to collapse into the enigmatic, incomprehensible Black Hole to await eventual creation of a new Universe, or to reach out, yet again, into the realm of infinite diversity and enjoy the trip, the journey of self-discovery we call life.
We must discover our true Self.
Life is an elusive game we play in an imaginary phenomenal universe. We must learn the rules, the Universal Laws, and then play as best we can to enrich the texture of reality. Our phenomenal universe is little more than a bouncing board wherein we can check the efficacy of our creative contribution to this reality. To the beauty and complexity evident in every form. In all flora and fauna. In the stars and galaxies. In the gaze of a newborn child.

And this brings me to my mother. Yes… I was her child. And she found the Gate. No one I know seemed to have perceived the Universal Laws as well as she did. According to someone my book is:

“An intriguing and captivating look at the last sixty years of western culture. While witnessing hilarious life in an Old Peoples’ home, you learn about Alzheimer’s and Dementia. This is your chance to prepare for old age with subtle wit, compassion, faith, and lots of laughter.”

Mother told me that she had learned a great deal in her dreams. There, she’d said, I open my consciousness to my own unconscious, and absorb fragments of infinity. I never forgot her words. I realize her dreams were her Gate to higher learning. She also used this Gate to leave our reality more permanently. For a good while, at least…

A few blurbs from 5 STAR reviews on Amazon:

A Perfect Joy
A True Gem!!
The Gate - a must
Powerful & Heartfelt!
Brilliant and Beautiful
Makes you reflect on life
Beautiful story of older years
The Gate - A haunting, contemplative work
A novel that deserves to be read by millions of people!

And many more…

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  1. “…a book that deserves to be read by millions of people.” J. D. Renner (Smashwords)

  2. “This is a jewel of a piece of writing… If you value the life of the mind, this book is for you.” Kate Jones, Pasadena, MD USA