By Wayne Hoover
I really enjoyed this short story by Shel Silverstein. The Missing Piece Meets the Big O.
An oldy- but a goody. I really enjoyed it. Lately scenes from this wonderful story have been infiltrating my consciousness; each time that I think that I need something outside of myself to be happy I remember the big O who is content just as it is. I need not look outside to feel complete as wholeness is not something that is given from the outside it is something that is made from the inside out. Just like the missing piece who slowly but surly made itself more round over time by softening its edges we to can become more whole through our own inner work. If we keep it up- slowly but surly- we are bound to dwell steadily in out own contentment- undisturbed by external needs. At peace and contended with who we are and what is going on at the moment. Nothing to add and nothing to subtract.
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