Are you ready to walk down another street?

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Autobiography in Five Chapters:

1) I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I fall in.
I am lost … I am hopeless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

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

3) 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

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

5) I walk down another street.

– Excerpt from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dyingby Sogyal Rinpoche

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10 Responses

  1. I’m ready. Let’s go.

  2. I like the way this idea is presented!

  3. I am walking down the street backward, reviewing my past, i turn and fall in the hole-I get out and look to the future-walking down the street!

  4. I’m on number 4 right now. So ready to be on number 5.

  5. I LOVE this………

  6. Yep. I love this!

    I just wrote a post yesterday called ‘in this hole’ about this very thing! Still finding my way, but at least now I know I’m finding my way, and the time in the hole is shorter (hell, I didn’t even used to know there WAS a hole…)

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