The Game of Life

by Patricia Nolan Stein
(Burbank, California)

"The Game of Life" by Florence Scovel Shinn is a metaphysical delight! First published in 1925, it's another oldie-but-goodie which remains a favorite with truth-seekers.

This book is a joy to read. Ms. Shinn explains the law of attraction simply and easily. Her upbeat attitude is what makes "The Game of Life" so remarkable.

She believed that spirituality shouldn't be complicated or convoluted. One chapter describes "The Law of Nonresistance," which means to eagerly accept your desired good and "prepare a place" for it in your consciousness---then it will arrive (manifest) in your outer world.

Ms. Shinn had a wonderful sense of humor and said life should be joyful and easy. She believed "anticipation" is far more important than visualization---similar to Esther Hicks' spiritual philosophy.

And if you like "The Game of Life," you'll want to read Ms. Shinn's three other small but powerful books---"The Power of the Spoken Word," "Your Word is Your Wand" and "The Secret of Success." All four books are included in a volume called "The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn."

Her writing style is surprisingly contemporary, but there are a few fun references to life in the 1920's. It's awesome to realize that 85 years later, her book is still amazing.

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May 14, 2010
So cool - More great reading!
by: Andrea, moderator

Wow, Patricia, YOU are awesome! What cool books you are bringing to my attention, and to the attention of all readers of "new" thought texts! Thank you!

It really is quite astounding, isn't it, that such great books on the topic were written so long ago? It is definitely true when they say that there are no new thoughts - just new (or not so new) ways of saying them! ...That is one of the things that I believe is so valuable about reading many different authors, with many different voices, and words, because you never know when one is just going to "click-in" perfectly!

I love how you quote the need to make a place to receive your aspirations - that is an often overlooked aspect of allowing! Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review, and include a valuable gem at the same time!

May 14, 2010
Preparing a place
by: Patricia

Yes, Ms. Shinn was a firm believer in "preparing the place" for our desires. She wrote about intuition and said it's important to follow our "hunches"---which is really the universe (our divine manager) speaking to us!

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