Completion…or Not?



Don’t you love the last piece of a jigsaw puzzle?

The satisfaction of finishing something is an important motivator along the way — eventually we get to that last piece, enter the last word in the crossword, set the last stitch, hammer the final nail…

But in daily life, those moment of completion rarely get savored for long. The next project pops up, often even before we’re finished with the last!

Delighting in those moments of satisfaction is so important, though. It strengthens us for the next journey, the next challenge.

So take the moment to breathe in satisfaction and pleasure. Enjoy that sense of accomplishment. Even knowing that it won’t last, that it’s just a moment’s pause in the journey, relish that inner smile, stretch those moments out with everything you’ve got… then take another breath and move on!

Osho Zen Tarot’s interpretation of Completion:

This is the way of Zen, not to say things to their completion. This has to be understood; it is a very important methodology. Not to say everything means to give an opportunity to the listener to complete it.All answers are incomplete. The master has only given you a direction… By the time you reach the limit, you will know what is going to remain. This way, if somebody is trying to understand Zen intellectually he will fail. It is not an answer to the question but something more than the answer. It is indicating the very reality….The buddha nature is not something far away – your very consciousness is buddha nature. And your consciousness can witness these things which constitute the world. The world will end but the mirror will remain, mirroring nothing.

   aaaaa                               Osho Joshu: The Lion’s Roar Chapter 5
Here, the last piece of a jigsaw puzzle is being put into its place, the position of the third eye, the place of inner perception.Even in the ever-changing flow of life there are moments in which we come to a point of completion. In these moments we are able to perceive the whole picture, the composite of all the small pieces that have occupied our attention for so long. In the finishing, we can either be in despair because we don’t want the situation to come to an end, or we can be grateful and accepting of the fact that life is full of endings and new beginnings.Whatever has been absorbing your time and energy is now coming to an end. In completing it, you will be clearing the space for something new to begin. Use this interval to celebrate both – the end of the old and the coming of the new.


2 thoughts on “Completion…or Not?

    • I always like to think of it as a spiral… round and round, but also up and up.

      It’s a beautiful spring day here — hope it’s lovely up north!
      Enjoy the day anyhow,


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