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Every Piece is Meant For You

--by Virgil Kalyana Mittata Iordache (Nov 28, 2016)


Ever since I was young I enjoyed solving puzzles and having the pleasure to see the bigger picture afterwards. But even after all that, I found that life could be the most challenging puzzle we have to face. It's one of those things that even if you have all the pieces and could see the whole picture, it still takes time and patience to solve it.

At times, we feel more at ease not knowing the whole picture, not knowing the whole level of difficulty or number of pieces that we're missing, but just building up one piece at a time. The problem with this approach is that the only clues that we have for matching two pieces are the shape and a small glimpse of the image. We so often find comfort in building up the corners and the borders but very rarely do we adventure in the middle of the puzzle. We'd rather work little by little holding on to our safe border and only move towards the center when the pieces are still in touch with our borders or roots.

On the other hand, you could be one of those people that just jumps in the middle and builds up on every piece you have in order to get small portions of the truth of the bigger picture every now and then. Not having your borders or corners in place might mean that you don't need to know your limits in order to realize that the puzzle will one day come to an end.

Nevertheless, every piece is equally important and it gets handed to you at a time where you have at least some matching piece. That doesn't mean you should only focus on one point or piece and limit your possible connections. Spread out and you will find even more connections. The truth of the puzzle information comes in different shapes and colors but in the end it's all connected.

Information might be divided, spread out in different areas, different people, different experiences. What's important to remember is that every piece is meant for you. You might throw it on the side now and use it later, but it will forever remain a part of your bigger picture. Work on your puzzle, with patience and care in moving forward and with a hopeful spirit that it will all work out in the end for your highest good!

by Virgil Kalyana Mittata Iordache

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On Dec 1, 2016 BHAVESH M PRAJAPATI wrote:

I do agree with the thought, how ever we always limit our border and then start complaining that the things not resolved. I will adopt this practice next time for either any puzzles or the problems.. a good thought.  



On Nov 30, 2016 Rajesh wrote:

 This piece resonates with me very much. The first question that came to mind for me is whether I'm operating at the center of the puzzle or in some discrete piece of it. The second question that then came up was how can I find out where I'm operating. In a way, truth/God/reality is at the center of it all. So it's inevitable that the puzzle will work itself out. Perhaps in this lifetime or over multiple lifetimes. 



On Nov 29, 2016 Dharani wrote:

My life appears to be a series of events that are like links in a chain. I have learned to remain open and observant. Something might not make sense now, but in the future, when it will have it's maximum effect and benefit, is when it will all start to make sense on every level in my life. These events can have a very deep emotional/psychological impact as well. They are always positive and reassuring. They confirm that I'm on the right Path for my life. Any doubts that I might have had are gone. The result is confidence in myself and the choices that I make for my life.  



On Nov 27, 2016 Jagdish P Dave wrote:

 I view myself as a gestalt, a configuration, composed of different parts and structures performing different activities and functions.Each one is different yet connected with each other creating a sense of me, my identity. There are times when I feel cohesiveness, a sense of integration, wholeness and oneness- my true identity.I feel deep joy, ecstasy. These are the times of thankfulness and gratefulness; times of bowing, surrendering and merging. And there are times when I feel disconnected within myself. I feel pull and push between two forces not in tune with each other. These are the times when I feel alone and lonely though there is a world of people hustling and bustling around me. I feel a sense of alienation. I feel not at home. These are the times for me for deep contemplating and searching, meditating and praying. Sometimes such times are short and at times they are long. I do not push or  myself from what is transpiring in my inner world. I mindfully stay present  See full.

 I view myself as a gestalt, a configuration, composed of different parts and structures performing different activities and functions.Each one is different yet connected with each other creating a sense of me, my identity. There are times when I feel cohesiveness, a sense of integration, wholeness and oneness- my true identity.I feel deep joy, ecstasy. These are the times of thankfulness and gratefulness; times of bowing, surrendering and merging.

And there are times when I feel disconnected within myself. I feel pull and push between two forces not in tune with each other. These are the times when I feel alone and lonely though there is a world of people hustling and bustling around me. I feel a sense of alienation. I feel not at home. These are the times for me for deep contemplating and searching, meditating and praying. Sometimes such times are short and at times they are long. I do not push or  myself from what is transpiring in my inner world. I mindfully stay present watching and witnessing my changing inner panorama. Slowly and steadily I come back home.

While I was writing my reflections, my 19 years grand daughter came to see me in my room and asked me what I was doing. I told her I am at that stage in my life when I spend quiet time with myself to listen to my inner voice in deep contemplation so that my times with others become more meaningful and full. She smiled and left.

May we all find some time to be with us for home coming and live our life as fully as we can!

Namaste.

Jagdish P Dave


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On Nov 26, 2016 david doane wrote:

 Every piece of the whole is important.  I am part of the whole, every part is part of me, so in a sense every piece is meant for me and for the whole.  That we are all one, that the incarnate God is all creation, that all that is is sacred, are pieces that came together and fit together for me, resulting in insights and in me seeing life differently, all of which has been very important for me.  The practice of process not outcome helps me.  That is, I believe my responsibility is to focus on and trust process, engage in action and interaction that is in line with my truth, not try to manipulate or control outcome, and hope for the best.  I believe the practice of living process not outcome increases the chance that things will work out as I wish in the end, but I don't know.  We never know.  I trust the end will occur and it will be what it will be.



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