Motivational

There are times in our life when we need all the help we can get, in learning how to negotiate the journey of life, especially when we find ourselves falling into a hole!  It goes without saying that  often through the most challenging times, we find ourselves learning the most, and once we manage to dance with life again, we can appreciate and understand the learning from our experience. I have always loved this autobiography and wish to share it.

Power, Poise, Renewal

AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN FIVE SHORT CHAPTERS

 by Portia Nelson

I:

I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost…
I am helpless.
It is not my fault.
It takes forever to find my way out.
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.
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.
III:
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.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.
IV:
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

V:
I walk down another street.

A note from me:

I know that street, I have walked down it many times, as have we all (possibly) at one time or another.

Meditation, Yoga, exercise, walks on the beach, walks through the bush, listening to music, curling up with a good book are all ways to nurture ourselves.  To bring a sense of groundedness and balance to the usual hectic pace of life that revolves around others.

Under this heading is another tool to easily include in your daily regime, that will assist, support and clear the way for a life filled with ease and flow and equanimity. It is called Tapping.  Go for it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *