Five Short Chapters

An Autobiography in Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson

It’s simple and amusing and offers a profound understanding

Chapter One of My Life

I walk down the street. There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I’m lost. I’m helpless. It isn’t my fault. And it takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter Two of My Life

I walk down the same street. There’s 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. It isn’t my fault. And it still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter Three of My Life

I walk down the same street. There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it there. I still fall in it. It’s a habit. My eyes are open. I know where I am. It’s my own fault. And I get out immediately.

Chapter Four of My Life

I walk down the same street. There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I walk around it.

Chapter Five of My Life

I walk down another street.

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Dolores Ramsbottom

EFT Practitioner

Reiki Practitioner

Mindfulness Coach

Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson made Dolores smile and nod in agreement. She can identify with that story and has made great strides in changing her own story.

How you start isn't important  . . .  what's important is how you finish.