The Game, That Game, And The Life

Winning is a state of mind and reality, not so much what is going on outside of us. It does not matter how we win or lose, but how we play the game is not just a bromide or foolish “old wife sentence”, but, the most genuine of realities. I will explain my position. Life is not just a game, but a discipline requiring a full and unwavering focus on reality. It is not what we want, or what we need, but purely what we make it through our genuine efforts and real vibrations. When I say vibrations, I mean what we vibrate deeply, not just that shallow consciousness that says “we are this and that is it”.

Sure, I could make this an article where you think less and absorb more easily, but, you would not get the benefit of having a chance to raise your conscience and vibrations yourself.

Indeed, for those who still do not understand though, I will spell it out. If you want to get anywhere you need to start your vehicle, whether it be your body or the car your body drives, fuel and all. To my way of thinking and outside of my way of thinking, this is how existence works.

For example, I wanted to sleep in and do nothing this morning, but I knew I needed to get up and get started if I wanted to get anything done. “The life” is accomplishment of what you need and want to do in that order and nothing else. I realized that, so I got up, got out and got things done including this article I am writing now. Sure, this is a basic message, but sometimes we all need those as a kick start to accomplishment.

I remember when my Dad came home from the hospital looking like a mulatto black male Kenny Rogers with a white beard instead of looking like Muhammad Ali/Cassius Clay like he usually did after he lost his right foot to diabetes. Sure he felt sorry for himself as he was walking with his crutches up the porch and then he saw my six year old self in the kitchen looking sad. He shaved, got his clothes on and looked like his old self, and said, “I have got to raise the boy.” From that moment, I realized that I was his catalyst and I had to do my best for him whatever the obstacle or the reality that may come up in life. I may complain some, I may even have a little Lincoln type self-doubt that ultimately turns into Jay Gould with his confidence and business like efficacy, but I will never quit, because there is love and strength in this heart to this day, and I will win the game. Winning is a state of mind and reality, not so much what is going on outside of us. Everything could seemingly be falling apart for a while, yet we could be closest to winning than we could ever be. I get it. My Mom is still alive, my Dad has been dead for twenty-five years now at this writing, and I complain to her sometimes, but not seriously. I seriously say and mean that I shall persist and persevere, because great days are coming.

Recently, I read a work by Richard “Dick” Sutphen on “Reinventing Yourself”, in my most secret place I have conquered the critical 15, although sometimes I do complain a little bit to my Mother who I spend a lot of time with, jokingly, I do work on myself and remind myself constantly that life is a process requiring full focus on reality that will ultimately lead to great things if I do what needs and wants to be done (in that order). So, I end with a quote from Theodore Roosevelt:

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”

My name is Joshua Clayton, I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California. I also write under a few pen-names and aliases, but Joshua Clayton is my real name, and I write by that for the most part now. I am a philosophical writer and objective thinker and honest action taker. I also work at a senior center in Gardena, California as my day job, among other things, but primarily I am a writer.

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