Many play power games

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All play games

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Playing power games can be dangerous. It is different from playing an amusement game. A game, in its everyday sense, is something that amuses, entertains, or pleases. Children learn by playing; adults play to relax; old people play again with children.

Playing makes us happy. We look kindly on people who play, and sometimes we would like to join in. We can become friends by playing. Often, we don’t even realize that we are playing, but we are, or rather, some part of us is taking over.

Children playing
Artaxerxes, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Everything we do can be a game, and we are the ones who program it! Life offers us a wide range of possibilities, and every choice we make has its very definite path. Our worries and fears can turn this path into a drama, even if our partners have made the same choices as we have. Our encounters are not predestined; we desire them, and whoever is there at that moment has the same desire as we do. Telepathic messages continue to flow in all directions through the invisible web of relationships around us.

Many play power games

Games potentially have no taboos. We make them. Often we are so eager of playing power games that we don’t even consider the consequences. Occasionally, they can be humanly dramatic, but we should consider that things have been agreed upon. We encounter many traps, and we often pretend that we don’t see them. However, games allow us to make our experience.

To play power games, we cast a hook; we ask for something without saying it. The game begins with an offer, a hook, a call to meet/fight. I have described some of these “hooks” in my introspective paintings. Are they the ones I use? Perhaps, but they are universal. However, only the ones who follow the same illusion, however, can perceive this call. We set the limits, but we should remember that when the wheels turn, it is difficult to stop them. If we break a window glass , while playing, the responsibility is ours and ours alone.

An example of how to play power games Hooks (Agganci). –  Acrylic painting by Aurora Mazzoldi
Hooks (Agganci) – Acrylic painting by Aurora Mazzoldi.

The law of karma makes this concept clear. Often we feel trapped in a mechanism, but we should remember that everything is a consequence of our choices. Even when we need very little to avoid the worst, we think it’s easier to let go. Responsibility doesn’t mean feeling guilty, it means understanding and remembering! Life can be a wonderful game if we understand its rules.

Aurora Mazzoldi

See also:

Relationship Power Games