Magnum opus … is still ahead of us – being the artist of the best piece
Infinite mindset ignites creativity, welcoming the unknown, and somehow elevating immunity to fear from what is yet to come.
Infinite game of living is the joyful presence of a mindset of play, a constant strategic direction towards discovering the unknown; the game with no losers or winners, and the essence lays in the play itself.
To have a perfect response to every enemy’s move, the goal is to eliminate the level of surprise, to minimise unknown and always be prepared. Not to be surprised is the ultimate aim that as homo sapiens we strive to achieve, to possess a level of certainty that creates security and lays foundations for growth.
An example of this elimination of surprise can be found in studying, the essence of which lays in minimising the amount and intensity of surprises on the test.
Is playing or being part of the game called life worth-while and in what senses?
Infinite player’s mindset is characterised by being prepared to be surprised, to be constantly challenged to expect that there will be a surprise on the way but having the courage and ability to continuously stand up and go, face the arena and face the fears.
Competitiveness only makes sense when we compete with our weaknesses and are motivated by surprise. In the moment of facing a surprise, there is a myriad of virtues accompanying our being and specific to human characteristic, the element of emotional connection, self-actualisation, the need of recognition and also the element of the award and feeling secure after facing a surprise and possibly going to a war or a battle with own fears, desires and needs.
Time to Step back … do I really want to spend my life by doing what I have been doing so far? How can I improve my life and the living of my surroundings and the closest environment? This and other questions might appear here, now or later specifically when new beginnings enter our life.
Any crash of society, community, planet, pandemic spread or personal identity has the core message to communicate … it is up to us whether we open our ears and eyes or keep them semi-closed and out of long-term focus… having the awareness that clouds come and go, fly away and reappear without prior warning shall act as the only certain element of life as panta rhei. There is a constant flow of everything, thoughts, people, events, time, moments, feelings, emotions … this view elevates our self-actualisation that being a human equals being semper fortis, always brave and ready to face challenges ad infinitum … continuously and always, forever…, without fear.
Having belief in own capabilities that when a challenge, a surprise arises our capabilities will enhance the way we approach life and challenging circumstances ahead of us. In this ad finitum pathway belief combined with philosophical reasoning and a healthy way of faith will add a broad understanding layer to our cognitive approach. In believing, the core advantage can be in switching off thinking while philosophically questioning and wondering why or if; looking at all assumptions provides the entry pathway to the gates of discovery … of opinions, own views, insights, others expressions and approaches. The core prerequisite lays in having a theory, a vision, not a pure belief.
Uncertainty is enormous and rapidly flooding our minds, the self-criticism is profound as we might be anxious for being open to newness. The only constant matter that can increase our capacity to feel secure and be able to think is our vision of life … to create the greatest ever magnum opus!
Being a human for some might appear paradoxical just like James Carse, the philosopher and author “The Infinite Game” who pointed that the joy of finding certainty and “unknown-ability” of being a human presents a paradox desire for certainty that people strive to achieve.
Every human by nature has a desire to grow, and learn, to see for oneself -this is what makes us human according to Aristotelean Greece philosophy… let Greeks inspire the new joy of searching for certainty in 2021 guide…