The complete name of the book is “The Game of Life and How to Play It”. The Game of Life and How to Play It, released in 1925, teaches the author’s views. According to the book, ignorance of, or carelessness with, several ‘Laws of Metaphysics’ might result in negative life events.
Several of the spiritual concepts explained in the book by Shinn are:
The power of words: “Jesus Christ taught that man’s words played a leading part in the game of life. ‘By your words ye are justified and by your words ye are condemned’.
The Divine Pattern and Intuition: Shinn says that one must always ask for the “right” circumstance, or the “Divine selection,” and not to ask for specifics.
The Law of Expectancy: Shinn emphasizes the power of the imagination to bring about life events: “Whatever man feels deeply or images clearly, is impressed upon the subconscious mind, and carried out in minutest detail.
The Law of Substitution: According to Shinn, sometimes our desires are misdirected: “Many people are in ignorance of their true destinies and are striving for things and situations which do not belong to them, and would only bring failure and dissatisfaction if attained.
The Law of Karma: the Law of Karma is also known as the Law of Cause and Effect: “Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.” This means that whatever man sends out in word or deed, will return to him; what he gives, he will receive.
The Law of Non Resistance: The Law of Non Resistance may be considered a sensible corollary to the Law of Karma, i.e. do not react to a negative situation with more negativity, as that will bring back more harm down the track.
Author Florence Scovel Shinn
Florence Scovel Shinn had an uncanny capacity to convey her success concepts and their application in an amusing and easy-to-read manner. Through real-world examples, she demonstrates how positive attitudes and affirmations invariably result in a person being a winner in life, capable of controlling life’s circumstances and releasing prosperity through an understanding of spiritual law. The Game of Life and How to Play It, Your Word Is Your Wand, The Power of the Spoken Word, and The Secret Door to Success are among her published writings. Florence Scovel Shinn’s Writings A single-volume DeVorss edition containing her four books, with a Shinn biography, The Game of Life Affirmation & Inspiration Cards 52 cards including quotes from The Game of Life.
The Game of Life Features
- The book offers 80 pages to the readers.
- The latest publication year of the book was 2011.