Spiritual Exercise: Game of Chess

By Harold Klemp

You can do this exercise anytime—whether you are at work, in contemplation, or about to fall asleep.

Lightly place your attention upon a situation in your life, then put your viewpoint as Soul above the situation.  Look down on everything going on below as if it were a chess game—even though it might be in your imagination.  You can look at a situation anywhere in the world from this viewpoint.

As you are gazing upon it, change the situation by simply rearranging your place on the chessboard.  It’s a successful device, and those who use it often make great changes around themselves.

Excerpted from The Spiritual Exercises of ECK, where more than 130 spiritual exercises like this can be found. Learn more about spiritual exercises.


5 Responses to Spiritual Exercise: Game of Chess

  1. Helena Elsina says:

    I shall try this–rearrange positions I find at work. MTBB

  2. Okome Mve evelyne says:

    Je vais de suite commencer ce nouvel exercice, je suis en plein divorce et je vais visualiser que tout ce passe bien….Merci Wah Z

  3. Joanne Harwick says:

    So simple and yet so profound. I can’t wait to try it! Perhaps we can solve our problems by simply changing our viewpoint. What humans usually do is retrace their thinking patterns as they retrace the elements of a problem here. Changing the stance and seeing more could be a huge adjustment for problem-solving and literally rewiring ourselves. Just a simple shift. Thank you!

  4. prem sodi says:

    I am going to try this exercise for when the situation calls for it. Thank you Mahanta, I needed this.

  5. Peter Akpokodje says:

    Now I see why I just deleted my phone chess app as I haven’t played it in a while. Definitely now upgraded to this spiritual exercise. Off to try. Thanks for blogging.

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