winners and losers

8 i win you lose

It’s one of the biggest finite games.

As I write, the United Kingdom is coming to terms with the results of the 2015 Election.

What if more people played an infinite game?:

‘Finite games can be played within an infinite game, but an infinite game cannot be played within a finite game.’*

An infinite game includes as many people as possible for as long as possible, and when the rules threaten to exclude from or conclude the game, they’re changed.

A finite game, though, is played by an exclusive group of people and has a sharply defined goal, and the game must be played by the rules.

We have to wait until 2020 for another political election for the United Kingdom but each day we get the chance to play an infinite game.  Each day we get to connect who we are and what we have with our imagining for what we can do with these:including people, changing things for the better.

Every infinite player brings something unique and beautiful things, and is encouraged to play in a heart, soul, mind, and strength kind of way.

As people were voting yesterday I began a course on mindfulness.

The aim of mindfulness is to help people live more in the present moment and to be more aware and alive to their lives, rather than going through life on automatic pilot = downloading, WYSIATI (What You See Is All There Is), SOSO (Same Old Same Old).  If it’s one more way to help more people play the infinite game because its empowering, great.

The finite game disempowers; only a few people win and even they lose if they can’t see the infinite game is the bigger one.

‘Mindfulness is not about trying to get anywhere – but simply being aware of where you are – and allowing yourself to BE there and AS you are.’**

(*From James Carse’s Finite and Infinite Games.)
(**From Mindfulness by Mindfullybeing.)

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