The best of all worlds

If you see a good deal remarkable in me I see just as much remarkable in you.*
(Walt Whitman)

Because it is the purpose of infinite players to continue play, they do not play for themselves.**
(James Carse)

There are games of presencing, games that take us deep into knowing feeling and acting positively in relationship to others, to our world and to ourselves.

There are also games of absencing.  These also are played in relation to others, the world and ourselves, but in ever smaller, limiting ways, closing our minds, shrinking our hearts, inhibiting our behaviours.

Of course, we can all find ourselves playing one or other game at different times in different places, with different people.  The thing is, we get to choose which game we want to play.  We can switch from absencing to presencing when and if we want to.  One leads us into more, the other into less:

‘a universe of possibility stretches beyond the world of measurement to include all worlds: infinite, generative, and abundant’.^

(*From Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.)
(**From James Carse’s Finite and Infinite Games.)
(^From Rosamund and Benjamin Zander’s The Art of Possibility.)

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