It’s really easy for me to look at a single piece. Where I struggle is looking at the whole picture. I always look at a tiny little portion of the puzzle, or just a small frame I’ve chosen in my mind. I’ll take the single puzzle piece in my hand and try to fit it into the small diameter I’ve chosen. I’ll turn it and flip it and finagle it hoping it’ll eventually snap into place. And it never will because that isn’t where the piece belongs. The shape was cut to fit exactly, but not into the narrow vision I see. If I just opened my eyes to the entire puzzle and tried the piece in different places, eventually I’d find that one little spot that’ll hug the corners just right.
Our lives consist of so many tiny little pieces. The pieces are vast and endless. Sometimes we struggle to make the pieces fit. And instead of just taking a step back, we morph reality hoping that then, maybe, this thing or that thing might work. We take a piece of our lives or someone in our lives and we try to change it or them. We flip it and turn it and finagle it so that our life will seem more complete. It doesn’t work that way. We have to look at our lives completely, not in just little pieces or frames.
What do we want? And how does each situation make us feel? What does the big picture look like?
If we can ask ourselves this, if we can take a step back, we can make choices that will empower us. If we look at our lives up to this point, we can see how it’s shaped who we are and we can avoid making the same mistakes over and over again. If we look at each choice we make now and how it will impact our being, we can decide to make the choices that are the absolute best version of who we are.
Threads by @onzie