But such mental
meanderings did not begin with this book. Douglas
first started writing about these issues in an early
draft of another book:
Winning Life's Greatest Rewards
The concept of
"enlightened entertainment" began as an idea that if
we can make learning fun, we can attract a large
number of people who want to know more about the world
we live in. But rather than being lectured at, we want
to participate more in the process of learning. And we
want our participation to be playful (there's just too
much serious stuff happening in the world already). We
need an antidote, or at least an occasional escape,
that provides enjoyment, but also leaves us feeling
like the time we spent was worthwhile - that we didn't
just waste a few hours doing something inane ... or
worse, doing something that is potentially harmful to
ourselves or others.
The Pyradice Games
were originally developed as a way to practice
introspection and spiritual awakening ...with joy
... rather than a constant struggle to "self-improve".
It is based on the notion
that we all have within us the answers we seek to the
questions about what our life is supposed to entail,
what gifts we have to contribute, what service we can
offer to others, and what insights we can express that
might somehow improve the world we share - and jointly
create - with each other.
To learn more about
The Pyradice Games ... click here.