Some people do battle with the feeling of “emptiness“. In spite of having almost everything they could ask for, they are not happy with their life.
We sometimes feel our journey is meaningless. I think this might be as a result of the difficulties that comes with finding our own path.
Sometimes, we feel we have lost pieces of the puzzle through the choices we made. Even if you had lost a piece of your life-puzzle in the ocean, you have to believe it is possible to retrieve it. Your life can be put back together again.
Most of our experiences serve to prepare us for something we may not yet understand. But as time goes by, you will realize certain experiences in your past actually fit into the overall picture of your life.
Although we live in a world that offers us an endless number of pieces to choose from. Some of the pieces are good, some are not so good. It is how you put these pieces together that matters.
The pieces that we consider “not suitable”, are the ones that fit perfectly, sometimes.
Some of us can’t count the number of times we have tried every piece that fits the image in our mind, and none works. Only to try in frustration one that can’t possibly fit, and it worked.
Some pieces may seem like the right choice to make at the moment, but they won’t be. You may have put puzzles together, only to realize at the very end, that something, somewhere, was completely wrong.
We are likely to learn a new lesson in life with each passing day. You might not be aware of it right now, but in the long run, you will realize that everything that has happened to you and the way you handled the situation is what made you the person you are today.
I think it is important to understand what we are supposed to learn from our good and bad experiences, and how they can be apply as we move forward.
For some people, life can be quite simple, like a 100 piece jigsaw puzzle. For others, however, it might take more time, and effort, to find the missing pieces and place them where they belong.
Is there a constant void, and you are unable to enjoy your life? Do you feel life is a pointless exercise?
Honestly, we tend to get ourselves worked up. We naturally love to ponder over negative thoughts.
You want to put the map of life together. You want to have it figured out. The truth is, there isn’t much to figure out. Jigsaw puzzles take time to put together and so does life. Trying to make sense of life is a tedious task.
I believe no matter who or where you are, there is always room for exploration, for adventure. Life can be a worthwhile journey.
I think the moment you find something that inspires you, life will immediately transform from a boring, colourless map to an exciting, colourful picture.
The paintbrush is with you, not the Freethinker. Put splashes of beautiful colours on your life’s canvas. Don’t leave it blank.
The clock is ticking at the same speed for everyone. Some of us are engaged in things that fulfills us; enjoying every moment, while some are lamenting about the dark and ugly side of life. Whatever side you are on is a choice. You can tune into a different channel at any time. It is completely up to you.
Build your life just as you would a puzzle; piece by piece, section by section. With each mistake, you learn how to play the game.
Don’t give up when a puzzle seems hopeless
Your life may be a simple puzzle with a hundred different pieces, or a more complicated one, with a thousand pieces. Either way, it is possible to solve that puzzle.