Which Street are You Walking on Today?
Updated: Oct 22, 2022
Guess you might be thinking I was taking a little vacation since I didn't write last month. No, not so. I saw my PCP in the Spring and she insisted I visit with a surgeon. To please her I did so. Well, he made having hernia surgery sound like it was a "walk in the park," which I love to do. How could I resist? His walk sounded like a pretty sunny day, my walk turned out to be in a dark night thick forest.
Now I'm back on my feet and cleaning out. I found an "Autobiography in Five Short Chapters" by Portia Nelson. I used to share this with many folks. You will probably remember it also. I'd like to share it with you here because it has much value for me.
I'm walking along. There's a deep hole, I fall in. I'm lost and hopeless but it's not my fault. It takes forever to get out.
I'm walking the same street again. I pretend I don't see the deep hole. I fall in and can't believe I'm in the same place. It's not my fault. It takes a long time getting out.
I'm walking in the same place and I see the deep hole. I fall in...it's called a habit. But now my eyes are fully open. I know it's my fault and I get out.
I'm walking on the same street. I know there is a deep hole and I walk around it.
I take my walk on a different street.