Life is a game. Life is truly a multi-planar and multi-dimensional game. In life our current situation is determined by the past moves we made. Also where we will go in the future is largely determined by the moves we make in the present. However the game is life is extremely complex and is very different from other games that we know of.
Social Polyhedron: One of the unique aspects of this multi-dimensional Game of Life is that the whole world is playing this complex game. We can imagine that we are all located in a complex Social Polyhedron. Everybody is making moves all the time. The moves of others can be either an impediment to your moves or they can propel you forward. The important thing to understand in this game of life is that everybody is a player in this game.
Multi-planar and Multi-dimensional: We play this game of life essentially in 3 different planes namely – the personal, the professional and the social. We need to make moves in these mutually exclusive planes to get anywhere in life. In the personal plane we need to keep our bodies in good health and also need to nourish our mind with new skills and knowledge. We need to make appropriate moves in the professional plane to get somewhere in the career path. In the social plane we need to make sure that the moves enhance our position in society.
You are your own competitor: An aspect of the Game of Life that differentiates it from ordinary games is that you are your own competitor. There are no turns when you can make a move. You are free to make any move at any time of your life. The smarter and cleverer moves you make the farther you will get to where you want to be. However it is very easy to create competitors if you rub other players the wrong way.
You define victory: In this Game of Life there are no successes and failures. Victory is what you define it to be. This Game only has goals. You just make you own goals and strive to achieve them.
Rules of the Game: Strictly speaking there are no rules to this game. However there are implicit rules of playing according to core values of integrity, compassion and kindness. Anybody is free to flout rules and play as they choose. The only catch is that they must be prepared to face the consequences.
Player & the piece: In the Game of Life you are both the player and the piece of the game. The only difference is that the power the piece (you) have is determined by the moves the player (you) make. Taking the game of chess as an example, you may start as a pawn but slowly graduate to becoming rook or queen. There is an equal possibility of falling from grace. Your changing power and clout is determined by the moves you make in the personal, professional and social planes.
In this complex multi-dimensional game we are all making and unmaking moves all the time. Make sure you make the right moves in this game and try to achieve that the success that you have defined for yourself.