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Autobiography In Five Short Chapters,  is one of my favorite “short stories” to re-visit.

In different seasons these 5 chapters have helped me to locate myself. In other seasons, these chapters have given me a wake up calls. At other times humility, clarity, grace, and reminded me of my progress, even if I wasn’t where I thought I “should” be.

As you consider sharing a part of your story, further understanding where you are in the story, re-writing parts of your story or you  just want to consider if you want to consider, read these 5 chapters.

As you read each chapter, what do you connect with?

What is/was your Chapter 1? What are some of your Chapter 1 lessons?

Autobiography In Five Short Chapters – 

Portia Nelson

 

Chapter I

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.

 

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 again.
I can't believe I am in this 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... but,
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.

 

Let's make a connection right now!

Reach out an let me know how this episode resonates with you.

Email me: insideoutconvo@gmail.com

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Edited by Andrea Klunder and Edwin Ruiz at The Creative Impostor Studios. Theme music is by Nicholas77 at freesound.org and is licensed under the Creative Commons.

 

Learn more about Lisa and her clinical practice, Insideout Living: https://www.insideoutrecovery.com/  

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