29/365 – Meditation Games #29 – Sweet Spot

Developers: Martin Cohen, Lucie Gromusova

Launcher Quote: “Finding a sweet spot can be a daunting task. And sometimes, just sometimes, what you find might just surprise you. Now go and be a good boy.”

In many ways the simple nature and need of pets is envious to us human types. Pets go through life with very specific needs and wants, and as far as trying to satisfy them, much of the time it’s as easy as finding a nice little spot where they like to be skritched or petted and giving them a few minutes of relaxed satisfaction. If only we were so easy to please.

I had a lot of trouble finding the actual sweet spot on the dog in the game, and I don’t doubt that some of that might have been on purpose as far as Martin and Lucie were concerned. As an analog to what we tend to go through in life, sometimes we go searching for that sweet spot of satisfaction for ourselves – and it may take minutes, hours, days, months, or even years to find that for ourselves. We might think that we’re in a good place in life when really we could be doing better. We could go searching around and not find even a whit of that satisfaction and become nomadic or in the worst cases, depressed about our state of affairs. Or we could get lucky one day, and by some happenstance or coincidence finally have that encounter or that event that puts us in that sweet spot of life that we’d been seeking all along.

Regardless of the outcome, the search for that sweet spot is probably more than likely a feeling out process – a kind of trial and error that leads us in one direction or another. I know that for myself, I sort of had a plan to find that satisfaction in my life, but ended up trying a lot of different paths until I found where I am today, where I am, for the most part, feeling pretty good about where I’m at. I think humans, unlike pets, get a little dissatisfied or frustrated when they don’t find that sweet spot in their life right away, but I think the most important thing to keep in mind is that the searching around, that journey, is potentially just as important for someone learning something about themselves as it is to actually find the spot in the end. It makes the result all the more satisfying, but it’s also a reminder not to be discouraged when it’s not apparent to you.

 

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