Inquiry ~ Walking Down New Streets

Inquiry ~ Walking Down New Streets

Change

I was recently reminded of this passage. It’s direct and useful when contemplating my patterns (mental, emotional, behavioral) and how I’m showing up…

In any area, challenge, or situation of my life what “chapter” is being played out? What sidewalk holes am I “pretending” to not see? Am I taking responsibility? How long does it take to get out of the hole I’ve fallen into? Can I do so with compassion? Where are my eyes fully open as I walk down new streets?

source site “There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk” ~ by Portia Nelson can robaxin get you high
Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

watch Chapter One
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost . . . I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault . . .
It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter Two
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in this same place.
But it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter Three
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it there.
I still fall . . . it’s a habit . . . but,
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

Chapter Four
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter Five
I walk down another street.