There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle (Deepak Chopra)
So now it is time to disassemble the parts of the jigsaw puzzle or to piece another one together, for I find that, having come to the end of my story, my life is just beginning (Conrad Veidt)
Our lives are like complicated jigsaw puzzles. Sometimes all the pieces are in the right place and slot together perfectly. Other times, the pieces seem to be missing (oh no! Lily must have run off with them and chewed them!). The thing to do then is to walk away. Take a step backwards. Don’t even think about the Puzzle for a while. Just be. Breathe. Focus on other things than the puzzle of Life.
One of my favourite TV series is Black Books. In the first episode Manny accidentally swallows The Little Book of Calm and he has a halo of calmness from within. Very funny. You have to watch it to appreciate what I am talking about here.
When you have had time-out, return to your Puzzle and approach your Puzzle with a halo of calmness. The pieces will start appearing and fitting together effortlessly.
If I knew years ago, what I know now my life would have been quite different. I would have approached things in a calmer, more spiritual way. But I guess the pieces of the Puzzle only appear when they are ready to be slotted into our Lives.
I wonder if there is actually a Little Book of Calm…