There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery

There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery

It is important to take mindfulness beyond the structured periods of meditation and into the nitty-gritty of everyday life. This way you can slowly change your most stubborn and negative habits. But this is not easy and takes work and purposeful thought, this poem describes the slow process of transformation.

Autobiography in five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson

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.

 

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 the same place.
But, it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

 

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

 

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

 

I walk down another street.

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