Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Your Healing in 5 Short Chapters

Let me share with you this poem by Portia Nelson - "autobiography in five short chapters." It can be a summary of one's journey in healing inner wounds.

1.) I walk, down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost... I am hopeless. It isn't my fault. It takes forever to find a way out.

2.) 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.

3.) 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. My eyes are open. I know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately.

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

5.) I walk down another street.

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