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What Makes Change So Difficult?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A POETIC INTERLUDE:AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN FIVE SHORT CHAPTERS
by Portia Nelson

I
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.

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 the same place but, it isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

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.

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

V
I walk down another street.


When it comes to dieting many people still walk the same street. They want to take the short cut. But is it always the quickest and easiest route? Are you still walking on the same street?

Don't Fear Change!


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  • NO-41_RAZZYS_PL
    Hi Sonia! Thought I come by... I've seen you around MORE than just on L.I.L. MOMMIES, too, and it's ALWAYS refreshing to see you. I really like this poem... and I'll take the hint!! NO FEAR!!
    Live Long and Prosper (our little Star Trek 'thread' goin' on right now...)
    Annie


    4424 days ago
  • TINATC26
    Sonia,

    I love this...I don't know how I missed it the last time I poked around your page, but thank you for this, it puts our battle into such perspective, doesn't it?? Thank you for being there for all of us and for being such an inspiration.. Happy New Year!!

    Tina emoticon
    4439 days ago
  • HDPNLYNN
    Sonia, that is so true and i loved reading it! Thanks for being there for me! You are amazing and such an inspiration to me. Thanks for your support that comes endlessly and with an open heart!

    I did something to my arm and it hurts at the elbow area, so i can't type much!

    Hugs, Lynn
    4468 days ago
  • _RAMONA
    Sonia, this is brilliant... and, like you, it shines a light of gracious truth to help all of us find our way in the dark!

    {{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}
    4471 days ago
  • GAYLLYNNE
    You are always so inspirational!! Think I'll walk a new way home today!
    4473 days ago
  • L.I.L.MOMMY
    Thanks for the poem, it certainly sheds some insight into the journey.
    4476 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Love that poem. emoticon
    4476 days ago
  • JKPONYGIRL
    Wow - thanks for sharing such a meaningful poem.
    4477 days ago
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