Play Your Cards Well

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As Prime Minister Nehru said, “Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is your own will.”

How well are you playing your hand? I was somewhat of a card shark growing up. My primary game was Gin Rummy. Each player gets ten cards. The first task is to review and sort them. You don’t spend time lamenting your situation if it’s not ideal. You simply play what’s in front of you. On each hand, you draw a card and discard one. It is a process of deciding what you need and what you don’t. Sometimes you are compelled to let go of a card you still want because you have to constantly make decisions on what is least useful and then commit to that choice. This is a great lesson for life. Get fully in the game and play your cards well. Accept your hand – and then seek to optimize it. Focus on the positive. Let go of dead weight. Understand that every move makes a difference and can change the Universal “sequence.” Pay attention to potentialities and synchronicity. If you’re distracted, you may miss an opportunity. The luck of the draw can set you up or set you back, but the way you play your hand is what really matters.

Until next time, remember – it’s your divine life, live it to the fullest. The power is in your hands!

With Purpose & Power,


Written and designed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy. Read more Dose of Power Living. For information on syndication email

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