Don’t force pieces that don’t fit.
August 3rd - life is a puzzle
Life is like a jigsaw puzzle, you have to see the whole picture, then put it together piece by piece.
We all like to fit and be a part of the whole, but the fact is we cannot be a good fit at everything. We’re all individuals with different likes and dislikes. Being fit is one thing, but fitting in is another. all together.
If we belong we experience feelings of acceptance, love, connection, meaning, purpose, inclusion, kinship and more. If we belong, it’s about being accepted for who we are.
Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be to be accepted.
If we don’t fit in, we don’t belong to a group. We are not like the others in the group. But we must be our own authentic person. Not try to fit in where we don’t belong.
Belonging is in direct contrast to fitting in It has roots that go deep and are unshakeable. Where as acceptance is shallow and fickle. Belonging begins with willingness to stand alone and take ownership of your own life and decisions.
It’s always better to be yourself. A copy is not as good as an original. We need to accept others for who they are, The more you make space for other’s uniqueness, the easier it becomes to hold space for yourself.
One way or another I think we all belong right where we are. There are no mistakes. We all fit together when we can accept each other and work together.
The problems of puzzles are very near the problems of life.