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Like Pieces To A Puzzle

August 22nd, 2013 by Will Nesbitt Leave a comment Go to comments
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Like Pieces To A Puzzle
While researching a totally different subject, I came across this poem by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner from his book titled ‘Honey from the Rock: Visions of Jewish Mystical Renewal’. I found it intriguing and soulful. So much so that I felt the need to share it with all of you. Read and be inspired. Peace. – Will

There must have been a time when you entered a room and met someone and after a while you understood that unknown to either of you there was a reason you had met. You had changed the other and he had changed you. By some word or deed or just by your presence the errand had been completed. Then perhaps you were a little bewildered or humbled and grateful. And it was over.

Each lifetime is the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
For some there are more pieces.
For others the puzzle is more difficult to assemble.

Some seem to be born with a nearly completed puzzle.
And so it goes.
Souls going this way and that.
Trying to assemble the myriad parts.

But know this. No one has within themselves
All the pieces to their puzzle.
Like before the days when they used to seal
jigsaw puzzles in cellophane. Insuring that
All the pieces were there.

Everyone carries with them at least one and probably
Many pieces to someone else’s puzzle.
Sometimes they know it.
Sometimes they don’t.

And when you present your piece
Which is worthless to you,
To another, whether you know it or not,
Whether they know it or not,
You are a messenger from the Most High

excerpt from Kushner, Lawrence. 1977. Honey from the Rock: Visions of Jewish Mystical Renewal. New York: Harper and Row.

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  1. Sophia
    December 15th, 2015 at 20:24 | #1

    Thank you! Beautifully timed, divinely arriving on time!

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