“There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk”

One of my favorites. Wayne Dyer agrees..”I love There’s a Hole in My sidewalk.
Portia Nelson shows us a clear path to change through self discovery.”

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
by
Portia Nelson

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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 is not my fault.
It takes forever to find my 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.
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.


Chapter 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.


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.

 


 There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk
              Copyright 1993, Portia Nelson
Simon & Schuster

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