This encore piece is as timely now as when it was originally published! Enjoy. Any given moment is like a puzzle whose pieces should be placed where they belong. Our lives are big puzzles.
The puzzles that we play usually have preset images. Unlike the puzzles that we live, they are acts of creation and discovery.
The challenge of the live puzzles is that we are given pieces that do not belong to the whole scene! And therefore should not be used, yet they are tempting!
Some pieces are meant to be used for a short time as they have limited roles. Once they accomplish it, they should be excluded before their role transforms into a distraction or a blockage!
A misplaced piece blocks the location of the original piece and blocks an act of creation.
A misplaced piece distorts the bigger image; and if many pieces are misplaced we are probably going to lose the image. A misplaced piece paves the ground for more misplaced pieces. And we end up with a mess that we push ourselves to accept rather than having a naturally arranged stunning genuine life that makes us proud and in owe to its Creator.
The required tools:
1. Our five senses: using them fully, sensing and examining the reality of things.
2. Our logic: to connect, differentiate, analyze, compare, conclude, select… etc.
3. Our intuition: what we feel and know is right with no need of explanation. Some people doubt it. Some shut it up as it appears unfamiliar and scary. Some follow their intuition some of the time when it fits them. Yet intuition is a direct message from God that we need to trust.
Those tools are meant to be used collectively. None of which can be in its ultimate potential on its own. If we use any of them solely, we lose our focus, the depth and core of the destination.
Pieces in Place:
Each correctly placed piece inspires and guides another one. Pieces in place are acts of creation. It is not an end, its role is not limited. Other than inspiring and guiding other pieces, placing the correct piece where it belongs opens new doors in life, doors to new puzzles.
Who determines the correct placements:
Living life is an art hence all humans are originally artists since we are all here and we are meant to LIVE. Each one of us determines the correct placements of his/her puzzle/life pieces. No one can ever sense the correct placement of anything of another person’s life. Others may help suggesting and enlightening but the only person who knows how, where and when to place the correct piece is the owner of the puzzle. Yes, timing is CRUCIAL.
Life is about unity; unity of whatever is related and connected. Yet separation is essential from whatever does not relate. We need to have our paths cleared from what is not needed in our journeys, of whatever delays us, pulls us back or distracts us.
We are the ones to decide what relates and what does not. What relates to us could be nonsense for others, or nonsense to us in different locations or timing! Sounds odd?? Life is odd! Logic is a tool that we use some of the time in certain situations. Logic is not all and life is not logical.
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I’m Neveen El-Gamal, an Egyptian 39 years old single mom. I’m a writer, a Reiki and an Emotrance practitioner. I have a published poetry book in Arabic in August 2010 titled “Freeing You from Me”.
I am very grateful to have met the lovely women in the sisterhood group and participate in The Daily Sisterhood.