Autobiography In Five Short Chapters

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Patsy©
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Autobiography In Five Short Chapters

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Change is definitely a process and this process was captured beautifully below, by the author Portia Nelson.


THERE'S A HOLE IN THE SIDEWALK
Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
By Portia Nelson

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 street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend that 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 is 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.


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.
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Reminds me of the street car story and the obsession and yet it was simple stopping playing dodge the street car as it wins every time.
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Thanks for sharing that, Patsy.
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:D
I like that - It is a good representation of how I learn by doing in this program!
Cling to the thought that, in God's hands, the dark past is the greatest possession you have - the key to life and happiness for others. With it you can avert death and misery for them. page 124 BB

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