Puzzles exist because One whole thing becomes Many pieces of differentiated things. These pieces then become separated by distance physically, then disconnected by understandings (spiritually-mentally-emotionally) and then disordered* based on how the pieces are shuffled, rearrange themselves and function.
Puzzles are challenges of spiritual intelligence. The spiritual puzzle is made manifest in the physical dimension. *Note: To be disordered is to be disorganized. To be disorganized is to to dis-origin-ized. Origin is genesis. To be disordered is to be distanced from genesis due to understanding. Thus a loss of understanding is a loss of self-perspective is a loss of collective orientation is puzzling.
Starting With The Whole PictureThere are many metaphor examples. We shall use Earth. Earth is a multi-message symbol. The world map shows the land masses are pieces that used to be joined as one Earth continent. Earth is speaking the rudimentary concept of One and Many. One of its messages tells us we do not come from different lands rather we come from differentiated pieces of the same land that used to exist as one whole land.
By just contemplating the symbol of Earth, we come to understand many instructions are being displayed to educate us about relationships within self, among humans and our relationships with all else.
Not Starting With Or Returning To View The Whole Picture Causes Kaleidoscope CollisionsWhen we ignore the meanings behind the letters and numbers we use to reckon by, we perceive the Many as being puzzling pieces. We do not reckon the One Creator we share or the One Earth we share as symbols of collective reality. Instead, we reckon the One as a Being who is created by individual ideologies to substantiate each group's inflated culture and supposedly independent origin. As a result, the followers of these disharmonious ideologies, function disharmoniously, both inside and outside their groupings.
Failing to reckon life and existence through a view of the whole picture irritates the senses like an itch which no amount of scratching or smothering with salve will quench. Ideologies that continuously irritate each other (manifest destiny, racism and religion versus rights of creation, humanity and civilization) can only be soothed by understanding how to bring them back into their origin state when no separation of understandings existed.
Due to our piecemeal logic we think we have separate origins, histories, religions and cultures. Since this is our main view of the world, we have superimposed our piecemeal perspectives over the image of the whole Earth. Since these ideologies are not comprehensive enough to cover how Earth really functions, we have enlarged the ideologies. So instead of us correcting our ideologies to grow into what Earth is telling us, we have instead created a philosophy of the whole from pieces that can never harmoniously fit.
Thus, Earth, a synergistic, sustainable symbol of many pieces working in one whole harmony (fusion), has become a ball of confusion below the surface of our irritating ideologies. If our ultimate goal is to be with the Creator someday, how do we justify not striving to understand how all Creation's pieces fit and function together?
As below, so above; as in the deep, so at the peak; as in whole so also all the ways to know, therein lies the optimal; as in the partial, so also the believable, therein lies the puzzle.