Hear Ye, Hear Ye
I am about to send you
Spirits into the world
But before I do
I lay out this puzzle before you.
It is infinite in every direction
More pieces than the sands of Earth
Or the stars in the heavens.
It represents your knowledge.
Before your trip,
I will remove many of your pieces.
What I remove will be unique
For each of you.
As you start your journey,
Your parents will have some pieces
Which they will give to you
And some you will have to find.
This will set the stage,
For your life's work
Because your search and growth,
Will be never ending.
I will also give you some pieces,
Which will be isolated,
And whose neighbors
Cannot be found through parents
So that you must seek mentors
And discover these pieces.
Some pieces I will make invisible.
Your family and community,
May see these pieces,
But no matter how hard you try,
You will not be able to.
You will live your entire life
Without these pieces.
This is so you learn to rely on others
And learn to trust,
Even when you don't understand.
And some pieces I will hold.
Certain ones I will give you,
At key points in your journey,
To help you and show you I am here.
Others I will withhold indefinitely
So you will learn to come to me
And trust me.
When you find pieces
I will give you joy.
Not pleasure but joy.
And your most joyous moments,
Will be when I give you pieces.
When a piece is within your grasp,
I will give you pain.
This is to heighten your senses.
So you are certain to find the piece.
And your most painful moments
Will be when I am calling you.
Because I need to give you a piece.
You will not understand why
At the time,
But if you accept this piece,
You may learn to understand why.
This is so you discover patience.
So go on your journey.
May life never be dull,
As you seek knowledge.
May you always be content,
With the pieces I have given you,
As they are a blessing.
May you never be complacent,
As I have left so much more for you,
May you always have hope,
That you will continue to grow,
In wisdom and knowledge.
May you always have faith,
That my design is great,
And is motivated by love.