The Fear That This Fiction Reveals A Truth

What if I’ve got this all backwards? What if what’s holding me back is not fears relating to my base psychological needs but rather the fear that what I’m discovering is true? In effect, reality is an illusion, a “game” that we’re “playing” different “roles” within.

Like it’s one thing to “play” that “Life is an MMORPG” but another thing to realize and accept the truth of it, understanding the deeper meaning of it and how we have so much more power as a “player” in it than we realize. And how that power then instills a sense of responsibility in living one’s life.

Perhaps that in itself is the crossover from being an NPC to a player character? One begins to truly take leadership over one’s life, self-authoring one’s own unique story rather than just following the script of someone else (which allows one the comfort and safety of being a victim and blaming someone else if the “script” they’ve been given no longer works).

To put this another way. It’s easy to learn and know something. It’s infinitely more complex to take what you know and then begin to put it into actual practice in your life. Because only then do you truly begin to understand the deeper wisdom of what you supposedly “know.”

That is another adventure in itself. One that requires some serious play to process.

By Nollind Whachell

Questing to translate Joseph Campbell's Hero’s Journey into The Player’s Handbook for the roleplaying game called Life, thus making vertical (leadership) development an accessible, epic framework for everyone.

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