Fitting the Pieces Together

By Greg Baer M.D.

October 13, 2017

In well-made jigsaw puzzles, every piece is an individual work of art, with its own colors and shapes—unlike any other piece. But as each piece is properly connected to the others a larger, greater work of art is created.

As people we too are all pieces of a well-made puzzle, each of us different in appearance, character, and personality from every other person alive. Each of us is able to perceive and make choices in ways that no one else can. Our gifts are uniquely beautiful, and yet we are meant to connect with each other, and as we properly fit together we create an even greater work of art, which is impossible without all the pieces functioning individually and together.

When you observe a puzzle, the absence of even one piece is striking. The whole is dramatically affected. One piece is not more important than the next. They’re all just different and all necessary. And so it is with us.

Be yourself. Be content with whatever kind of uniqueness you possess—with your colors and shape. Then connect with those around you, creating an ever greater masterpiece that would not be possible if you tried to be like someone else. Who you are is both beautiful and necessary, and when you remember that, it’s difficult to feel unworthy.

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About the author 

Greg Baer, M.D.

I am the founder of The Real Love® Company, Inc, a non-profit organization. Following the sale of my successful ophthalmology practice I have dedicated the past 25 years to teaching people a remarkable process that replaces all of life's "crazy" with peace, confidence and meaning in various aspects of their personal lives, including parenting, marriages, the workplace and more.

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