"Every now and then (from where does that thrilling and terrifying insight come upon us?), we feel compelled to act. Each one of us are (sic) messengers on a sacred mission.…
Each lifetime is the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
For some there are more pieces.
For others the puzzle is more difficult to assemble.
Some seem to be born with a nearly completed puzzle.
… You do not have within yourself
All the pieces to your puzzle.…
Everyone carries with them at least one and probably
Many pieces to someone else’s puzzle.…
And when you present your piece…
To another, whether you know it or not,
Whether they know it or not,
You are a messenger from the Most High."
~Lawrence Kushner, Eyes Remade for Wonder; emphasis mine)
In writing your memoir, think of yourself as a “messenger on a sacred mission.”
Someone, likely several people, helped supply missing pieces to your own puzzle.
Now it’s your turn to pass on the blessing.
Recognize this: You carry within yourself, and therefore within your story, “at least one and probably many pieces to someone else’s puzzle.…”
Starting today, believe that writing your stories for others makes you “a messenger from the Most High.”
You stand on holy ground.
Your story is important. Believe it!