What I learned in IOP ~ Day 10 ~ The Other Road


Merry Meet!

I want to share something with you that we read in our Community Meeting at the IOP. 

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Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
By Portia Nelson

Chapter I

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 II

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

Chapter III

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.

Chapter IV

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

Chapter V

I walk down another street.

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I thought you might enjoy this. I know it really sums things up in her 5 short chapters and who said you have to walk down a conventional street when you finally choose to walk down another street? All I know is that I want to be able to realize I too can take a different path… one without deep holes in my way.

~Blessed Be~
~Diana~ (May 4, 2015)