Goals.

The first time I heard that word, it was just another addition to my vocabulary.

As a child, I was fascinated with encountering new words and figuring out what they meant, so I’d ravenously go through every book I had to see what words I could meet that I had never known of before.

Later on though, I realized they had a lot of gravity.

Every famous person seemed to have them and stressed upon their importance. Life without goals is absolutely pointless – they were experts in different fields and yet, they all seemed to agree on this one thing.

And then there’s this somewhat frightening view of the world.

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I did get a few goals in the journey from adolescence to youth, but I still wonder if it truly is so worthless to live life just living in the moment.

Surely there must be truly successful people who did that?

If life was a jigsaw puzzle, we’d all have different ways of solving it, wouldn’t we?

There are some who would see the whole picture first, and then work to rebuilding that from the pieces they have in their hands.

Then there are others who would rather just put the pieces together, drawing from the different shapes around them, and just let the big picture unfold on its own.

And so many more ways to do it, I wouldn’t know.

Because I belong to the second category, you see.

Then again, I’m just a young girl still figuring out things, still learning so maybe you should listen to someone better experienced. In that light, I may just be right.

Live by what you feel is right, my dear friends.

Live the moment, work for what you love, and learn.

As much as you can.

And love, forever.

 

 

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25 thoughts on “Like a Jigsaw Puzzle

  1. I really like this blog. There are goals which spring forth from an inner nature, they simply are your truth, and evolve/ shifting through time. And there are goals which we set, and hold to ardently inflexible (often with suffering), attempting to control, our very own inner, changing and unfolding nature. Like trying to, fit the round peg in the square hole. ,,, intentions/ goals are beautiful, but in my opinion, not so much when they become inflexible.
    Such a fantastic subject, great blog.
    Thx 😉

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. 🙂
      You’ve put it across really well. This is exactly what I feel when I come across an inflexible goal, a desire to control. Not that it’s bad, just… young, I suppose. The more I observe the world, the more I see the need to be like flowing water, bending around or splashing over the obstacles as I see fit.
      I was just exploring your blog as well, and it’s really great. The illustrations, the way you express yourself, it’s all wonderful. Going to give you a follow, I’d definitely like to read more from you! 🙂

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  2. I sincerely believe we all should put our energy and dedication towards something that makes us happy at first. Rest of the things always fall into place then. Strongly agree with your line – just put the pieces together, drawing from the different shapes around them, and just let the big picture unfold on its own 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts! 🙂 I’m glad to hear you feel the same way.

      Indeed, sometimes we may have to do things we don’t like, but our energy should primarily be focused on our inner potential.

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  3. Live in the moment or set goals? What brings about a successful life? What brings happiness? Such an internal conflict, one too familiar to me. Your powerful perspective allows this conflict to be okay, as long as we live the best we can, and, of course, love. Wonderful and thank you for sharing. — Stephen

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    1. Indeed, life does seem like a conflict between many opposites sometimes. But even when things are at their darkest, I truly believe love can help us all find light. I do hope that your conflicts resolve themselves and leave you at ease. And thank you so much for reading and sharing your perspective! 🙂

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  4. Beautifully penned words of wisdom and inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing this post!
    Especially loved the lines:
    “Live by what you feel is right, my dear friends.
    Live the moment, work for what you love, and learn.
    As much as you can.
    And love, forever.”
    Great words to live by!! Bravo, Bravo!
    xoxo

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