When we are faced with strife or challenges that don´t seem possible to solve, our automatic response is to hit life´s chessboard hard. We think tactically, trying to figure out a game plan, thus bypassing potentially valuable learning.
We seek ways to master the challenge in black and white, in the same way we always cope with adversity. Before long we become so immersed in the game we become it. My experience is that the more we focus on our situation, the more the game is playing us, leaving the intended message out of reach. Later on in our lives our attention may again be brought to a similar strife, and the original problem is thus resurrected.
This is not rocket science, it is simply the science of looking beyond. Can we grasp an understanding of our predicament before it turns up again? How about if we had the ability to interpret our situation not literally, but essentially? I would go so far as to suggest that it is almost irrelevant what moves our opponent makes, when this game actually starts and ends with you.
I believe its possible to translate the secret texts of our troubles whilst reading them, and allow ourselves to be awakened, not to what we can see, but to that we cannot.