What does a deep whole in the sidewalk teach us about growth and change?
One of my favorite stories!
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 this 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 . . . 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.
Chapter Six – added by me
Perhaps the hole was an illusion in my mind!
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