Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
And one by one back in the Closet lays.
Florence Scovel-Shinn wrote a book entitled "The Game of Life and How to Play It" in her 1925 classic guide. She tells that the game is one of giving and receiving. Unlike "The Rubaiyat", Scovel-Shinn maintains that the life we live is of our making. We can change our circumstances by what we impress on our subconscious mind. Our thoughts do make a difference. So right upon waking, affirm life with positive words as in an example that Scovel-Shinn gives:
"Thy will be done this day! Today is a day of completion; I give thanks for this perfect day, miracle shall follow miracle and wonders shall never cease."
I have felt the hands of fate play on my board of life a few times. Now I am learning to be in control of my own life by the thoughts that I allow in my mind. I use my coping statements and affirmations daily. I still need a frequent nudge to keep my words as uplifting as my thoughts. But all in all, I am moving in the right direction and much prefer to take control rather than to be controlled.
Published By: Valdone's Leaf