An Autobiography in Five Short Paragraphs

I love this!  Though impossible without the Lord.  And I wish I could practice this more.  So often I get stuck at #2.

An Autobiography in Five Short Paragraphs
By Portia Nelson

1.
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.

2.
I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.  I pretend I don’t see it.  I fall in.  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.

3.
I walk down the 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.

4.
I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.  I walk around it.

5.
I walk down a different street.

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