Puzzling Reflections on Becoming
Life is like a puzzle. As we begin, we see only a jumbled pile of the Future’s pieces we can’t possibly make sense of. So we being with the easiest pieces and spend our formative years piecing together a loose framework of our Selves, placing down the outline of our value and beliefs. Yet the majority of the piece, all of the center is still an unexplored void. Piece by piece, decision by decision, we fill it in. Some decisions, like pieces, are difficult to place. Others are more obvious and fit easily. Regardless, every decision we make is like putting down another piece of the puzzle, slowly and ever-gradually filling in the vibrant portrait of Self that was painted before we even began.
Thus, our lives, put simply, are but a process of becoming.
BY: Tomás Quiñonez-Riegos in the living room of the Four Elements Healing Center on Water Island