A Puzzle, Get the Big Picture Then Work To Make It Real
As I pass through the aisles of my favorite store, I catch a glimpse of a picture on a box. It is a puzzle with 100 to 1500 pieces. I decide, I want some diverse from my life and by putting this puzzle together, it will temporarily give me a new world to envision…
First, I go through all the pictures on the boxes to find where I would like to escape to, or a feeling I would like to generate from that picture. /Isn’t that why you buy the puzzle, to escape into that picture on the puzzle box? / The more pieces in the puzzle, the more challenging it will be to put it together. No matter if I get the smaller number of pieces, say 100 or 500 verses the larger amount 1000 to 1500, it is still, a puzzle until I have put all the pieces together. I have found the more puzzles I put together; the easier it is to see the common denominators in shapes, colors, and viewpoints of the pieces in relationship to the big picture. My life can be viewed in these same ways.
Next, I buy the puzzle, of my choice, and I take it home. Now, I have to find the time and a place to put it together. *(Side note here: Have you ever noticed when someone gets a puzzle out to put it together, no matter if they chose it, or not, you always have people that want to help, or take over putting your puzzle together? Depending on, your real reasons for getting the puzzle, you may want this puzzle to be only for you, and you balk at any help that is offered. If, you got this puzzle to share with your family and friends, for the company, or you just want help piecing the big picture together, then that is a way to get the family together.)** *Ok, back to the puzzle, I have found a place and found the time to get started. Opening the box, anticipation accelerates. I like to keep the front of the box with me at all times, to refer back to what the big picture is. I look inside and I see that not all the pieces have been broken apart. Great, this gives me an advantage in that area of the puzzle, but as yet, I don’t know what area that is. The next step, I do, is I go through the whole box and find the straight pieces, they make up the border or the boundaries of my new envisioned, world. Since, I start with the boundaries of the picture, those are the only pieces I have scatter on top of the table, or work surface, that I am putting the puzzle together on. Once, I have set my boundaries up, I sometimes like to turn the puzzle upside down and get the other side of my brain working. Boy! does that really shake your brain. This helps me focus more on the shades of colors and shapes, rather than the overall top upside down view.
Piece by piece, I put the pieces together. Sometimes I will find pieces while looking in the box for other ones that go together, that don’t relate to what is put together already. I just save them until I see a relationship within the puzzle, to place them later. I work on the easy parts, and then I work on the more challenging parts. Going back and forth challenging, easy, which ever area I want to tackle at the time.
Eventually, I have my finished new world to imagine where I fit into it.
Now, the reason for this story, I had and took the opportunity to join the Neothink Society seven months ago. The Neothink Society has given me the Big Picture, to help myself and others, put together visions of a new world and make it reality. I have read the materials with anticipation of what is to come next. I have had an open mind with all the concepts that are put before me to advance my thinking, with power thinking, and with the mini-day schedules to get more of what I have to do, done easier, faster, and with more clarity. The common denominator I spoke of in the puzzle story, helps me see as a young child sees. The “what is” of what is going on around me; children see through new eyes and ask “why” until they don’t need to ask for clarity of the subject they ask about and move on to find more things to discover.
Do you remember the show Art Linkletter had? The show had children on it, that Mr. Linkletter would ask the children questions. The name of the show was “People are Funny” and he had a segment where he had chats with kids. Bill Cosby did a similar type show “Kid Say the Darnedest Things for Cosby”. Those answers may or not have been funny, but they came from the child’s point of view. They are exploring and learning. We must never give up, the want to explore and learn. To see through the eyes of children, as adults, we can each see the common denominators to see the “what is” of life.
The Neothink Society does have visions some people are not ready or willing to envision for themselves. Many complain about their life, and do nothing but complain, while others want change, but are fearful of losing themselves. Confidence in ones self and taking the responsibility for ones own actions and decisions are scary for those that tread against any of the Neothink’s concepts. Once you truly understand. The opposite happens though with The Neothink Society’s concepts, you find out what you want, know the honest way to get it, and can enjoy the life you were really meant to live as the individual you are.