Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Do You Like Solving Puzzles?

Jigsaw puzzles, mysteries, chess games and every day challenges in life all have one thing in common -- there is something to solve, something to discover that you can't see when everything is in pieces.  Try this one:  what is the meaning of your life?

It's fun for me to observe others who are in the middle of a puzzle.  Everyone has their own strategy.  Some start with the outside borders and work their way to the center.  Others group common colors together in batches.  That works great for jigsaw puzzles.  How do you handle more difficult subjects, like discovering the meaning of your life?  Here are some ideas to consider:
  1. Every mystery has a source.  Dig deep and locate the center of your own enigma.
  2. Consider all things invisible.  You may not have all the pieces of your puzzle in front of you.
  3. Look for patterns.  These are areas of your life where you feel like you fit in.  These are your passions, your hopes and your dreams.  The more you develop these parts of your puzzle, the more clear the big picture becomes.
I don't have the answer to your own personal conundrum.  You are uniquely qualified to complete your own puzzle as long as you search for the missing pieces.  It may take a lifetime.  Don't stop.  And make sure you enjoy the journey.  What strategy are you using to answer today's question?  Do you already have the answer?  Please share in the comments section below.

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