Is life one big gamble, a game of chance?

 

Do we really possess freewill?

 

Two questions that require an authentic answer and are they
connected
in any form or manner?

 

The environment which we expect to find gamblers, is in a
casino.
People go to a casino to place their bets on games of chance.
The
choice the person has is limited to the number of games being
played.
For example, let’s say the casino has twenty different games of
chance such as blackjack, roulette, wheel of fortune and
baccarat
etc. Also; there are twenty different types of slot machines to
play
on. The punter has freewill in choosing the way in which their
money
is gambled, but the freewill is limited to the games in that
building. Therefore the freewill is not all that free. It cannot
conjure up its own games to play. It must adhere to house
rules and
play what is available in that structure.

 

The first time, inexperienced player, will rely totally on luck
and
play what they believe they enjoy. Most times they will go home
broke, but a few do have what is known as “beginners luck” This
will
set the scene to ensure they will be back for more at a later
date.
As they become more experienced after many loses, they will
realize
that some games give better odds of winning. The more
experience they
become in calculating the odds of winning, the more they
increase
their chances of winning. Their freewill has now narrowed down
the
choices of game to play to one or two. They will study all the
percentages of play and will start to time their bets in an
organized
manner. This does not ensure they will win, but it does
increase the
odds in their favor. They become known as a professional
gambler and
many times, if they continue to win, they will be banned from
most
casinos. Now their freewill has no more choices, for there is
no
place to exercise it. It got too clever for its own good and the
choices all disappeared.

 

What can we gleam and learn from our experience inside the
casino.

 

Well, lets change the word casino to the word….. Earth. We
all live
in earths structure and have the freewill to choose all the
games
that nature provides. The games are designated under different
categories. For example we all need food and nourishment,
housing for
shelter, and a means of purchasing or bartering for all our
requirements that make up a wholesome, enjoyable life style.
These,
amongst many other games have become our wagers of opportunity.
The
decisions we make will have a positive or negative outcome. We
are
using our freewill to place our bets on any given action. We are
relying on the luck of the draw to become a winner.

 

The inexperience player in life’s earth games labeled…..
living,
will rely on finding out things for themselves. These folks
have to
put their hand in the fire to find out if it is really hot. The
lucky
ones do not get burnt the first time because they had
“beginners
luck” but eventually their luck runs out. Life becomes a
series of
struggles that include many heavy loses. You will often hear
these
people say “I want to live how I want to live and to hell with
the
consequence” They believe in continuing to exercise their
freewill,
but with no experienced guide to show them how to play the
game, they
are, day in and day out, on the losing side of the game, until
death
relieves them of their formidable, oppressive freewill.

 

Then there are the experienced folks in life’s game. Their
views and
knowledge have been carefully and meticulously accumulated
throughout
their lives. Their judgments have been formulated by other
people in
the form of holy books or scientific finding. The doctrines
have been
passed on from generation to generation, with, over time, a few
added
amendments that increase the narrowness of the view…Thus
limiting
the free will to their solitary game. They have found that
playing
their own personal tribes game, brings the best rewards. They
now
have the odds stacked in their favor and win more often than
they
lose because they are in a professional group. But, along comes
the
boss (nature/spirit/God) and finds out they are taking more
from the
house than is allowed. The original point of the game was to
put more
back into the establishment …not take more out of its
creation. If
the boss does not ban this person or organization from its
structure,
it will go bankrupt … So the experienced player is prohibited
from
that game and can no longer exercise its freewill…It has
expired
out of being too clever for its own good.

 

Some folks will call all the games we play destiny. They will
say it
is all predetermined, therefore freewill is of no consequence.
They
accept what is given to them and do not try and beat the house.
If
everything is prearranged then it means there are no free
choices.
Well, that surmounts to fixing the games and I believe that is
illegal in common law? It also may not be part of any universal
natural law, for nature is both unified and random at every
given
moment.

 

So what are we to do. Where do we place our bets. Is it
destiny, is
it random, is it unified, do we have to gamble with our
freewill? On
the surface it seems no matter what direction we go in, we will
either perish in poverty and ignorance or expire out of being
too
experienced, intellectual and affluent.

 

Well, how about we stop gambling and allow our freewill to play
all
the games of life in the manner they are meant to be played.
This
means we have to release the mind of its experiences of past
dogmas
and doctrines. All the great dynasties have succumbed to
annihilation
and extinction….They have been banned from earths house
because
they became too much of an expert and thought they could break
all
the other banks …..Over time, after much mayhem and
destruction
they bankrupted themselves. Therefore, we should ascertain,
conjuring
up our own egotistical, freewill games, is a futile, vain
pursuit.

 

Perhaps we all need to come together in our earthly house and
find
out how to stop speculating and turn the earthly casino we have
built
through our civilization back into the Garden Of Eden that it is
meant to be….

Put more in than we take out.

Play the games just for the joy and love of it, with no thought
of
winning over anyone else.

Not taking more or less than our given share.

With the understanding that freewill has limitations within the
choices nature provides for us, we can all progress and expand
in a
natural manner. Life is certainly not a gamble and destiny has
no
benefit, nor power, over our physical lives… in its short
existence
on earth.

 

A lifetime passes by far too quickly and we cannot afford to
make it
a gamble or a game of chance. Every effect will have a cause
and once
we find the cause, we can work on releasing the effect. To only
treat the effect is pandering to the bettor, so that they
continue to
gamble and never get better……. whilst a few “treaters” get
more
powerful and a greater influential effect.

 

When we remove the cause of humanities ill- founded doctrines
and
dogmas (The gambling mind of be-lie-f systems)…Then and only
then…… Can we withdraw the gambles and speculations in our
every
day life and live with truth beyond be-lie-f. Now…… is there
anyone who would care to wager it is possible do that?


 
Michael levy was born in Manchester, England on the 6th March 1945.

 
After many life experiences and a successful business career he retired to Florida in 1992.

 
In 1998 Michael established Point of Life, Inc., as a vehicle to project his philosophy and spiritual understanding. The website www.pointoflife.com and the associated newsletter (Point Of Life Global Newsletter) are visited and read by thousands of people around the world every month. Michael is a frequent speaker on radio, television(just a few examples UK; BBC, ITV4..USA; NBC, C-Span, ABC, Howard Stern Show) and he is now a host on Voice America.com radio. He also holds frequent seminars sharing and discusses his views about the purpose of life, finding the peace and enjoyment that lead to a healthy, stress-free life.

 
In just a few years he has become a world renowned poet. In 2002 Michael was invited to become a member of the prestigious Templeton Speaker’s Bureau.

 
Michael Levy is the author four books What Is the Point, Minds of Blue Souls of Gold, Enjoy Yourself It’s Later Than You Think, and Invest with a Genius. Michael’s poetry and essays now grace many web sites, Journals and Magazines throughout the world.His philosophies have become a major source of Truth, Wisdom and Love for many people. Just one example from many…….. The Royal Collage of Psychiatry has recently published two of his works. He has recently become a host on the Point Of Life Show at Radio America.

 
Web Sites : www.pointoflife.com
E-mail: mikmikl@aol.com