“Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.” Anon
I don’t know anything about chess, but like any game, the results mean nothing in the scheme of things. This was a big lesson for an old coach of mine who was playing monopoly with older family members. Each time they pulled out the board she longed to win, to show them that she was worth taking notice of. Then finally the day came when filled with excitement, she got to her goal. But it was a very empty excitement when her mother called them for dinner & tipped the game back into a box. What she learnt, it was just a game, that we need to let go of any attachment to the outcome as is the case in life.
However, the other lesson we can learn from this quote, is that within every shape or colour we are all the same. No matter what we do in life whether the surgeon, the film star or the street sweeper, we are all the same. We are all part of the universe like a cell of a body. We all have a part to play, a strength that can benefit the whole. So this other person who is either pushing your button or whom you admire, is just a reflection of yourself. So take note where you might recognise the ‘king’ or ‘pawn’ in someone else & where you might find it in yourself. This can be a helpful lesson.
Enjoy recognising the king or pawn in yourself!