There's a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery

There's a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery❮Read❯ ➵ There's a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery Author Portia Nelson – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Insightful, humorous, touching, and inspiring are just a few words used to describe this well loved collection of poems and truisms by the late Portia Nelson Designed to inspire self discovery, There Insightful, humorous, touching, and inspiring Hole in PDF È are just a few words used to describe this well loved collection of poems and truisms by the late Portia Nelson Designed to inspire self discovery, There s a Hole in My Sidewalk includes stirring poems that gently lead readers to embrace a authentic selfIndividuals, therapy groups, the self help community, and twelve step programs around the world have embraced this classic book There s a Hole My Sidewalk is the perfect motivational gift for yourself, There's a PDF/EPUB or your friends, or your family. An Autobiography in Five Short Chapters Portia NelsonChapter OneI walk down the street.There is a deep hole in the sidewalkI fall in.I am lostI am hopeless.It isn t my fault.It takes forever to find a way out.Chapter TwoI 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 m in the same place.But it isn t my fault.It still takes a long time to get out.Chapter ThreeI walk down the same street.There is a deep hole in the si An Autobiography in Five Short Chapters Portia NelsonChapter OneI walk down the street.There is a deep hole in the sidewalkI fall in.I am lostI am hopeless.It isn t my fault.It takes forever to find a way out.Chapter TwoI 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 m in the same place.But it isn t my fault.It still takes a long time to get out.Chapter ThreeI walk down the same street.There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.I see it is there.I still fall init s a habitMy eyes are open I know where I am It is my fault.I get out immediately.Chapter FourI walk down the same street.There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.I walk around it.Chapter FiveI walk down another street I think the key point is in Chapter Three it is my fault which is all about taking responsibility for whatever type of situation we find ourselves in Even when we can explain 50 ways how it was the other persons fault or beyond our control or whatever legitimate sounding reason we can come up with to avoid taking responsibility It s not that we are purposely doing so, we don t yet have the insight, the wisdom to SEE that it s all emanating from within ourselves This is not about blaming ourselves, it s about recognition of our journey and specific process or defense mechanism we have employed to survive There is no blame or guilt for trying to survive in the only way we knew how It s about taking ownership and responsibility and now, with our new awareness, choosing to forge a new path.The truth is I don t know if it is possible to actually SEE and take responsibility until we have that moment of grace It s not something we can examine and logically work through before we reach that moment of grace Mostly that moment comes from being truly humbled, usually through painful life circumstances It is only the humble heart that is open enough to truly SEE and be able to express the following Amazing grace How sweet the soundThat saved a wretch like me I once was lost, but now am found Was blind, but now I see Whenever I use the word humble my thoughts turn to Moshe Rabbenu who was the humblest man of all time It was through this humbleness that allowed him to speak directly to G d in a manner that no other human ever has Grace flows from humbleness Some of my favorite excerpts from There s a Hole in My Sidewalk More than anything, they are evidence, to me that here in the middle of my life I have finally gained a small pin point of self awareness false images stripped away through a glass darkly, but, now face to face No hiding, any, behind innocence and ignorance.It isn t necessarily easier now but I have a self that I trust and feelings and the experience are mine not what I should feel now what I was taught to feel and not something someone else felt that I admired and imitated Knowing one s own feelings and being able to trust them is the difference between existing and living So that s what I have here, I guess living and loving experiences pieces of my small universe that can, I hope, be recognized by yours My life has been a series of wonderful experiences It s a pity I wasn t there for most of them I am a hopeless romantic who does not believe love solves everything Still, I weep for the loss of illusion knowing full well that reality is unbearable without a few gilded window frames to see through Sorry I didn t answer I was listening to what you weren t saying Let me be angry please It is the only way I can keep you from seeing how much I need you We weren t living together, anyway We were hiding together I am astounded at how long it takes to discover for the first time, the things I have learned over and over again all my life The nicest thing about my life, now, is that I am here with me, most of the time There are so many people who will spend hours trying to read a book about self discoverytrying to learnabout themselves and how to take control of their life There are so many times the world will love to see you crash and burn and never rise up again It is still unknown why the world does this but we humans learn to adapt and try and rise from the ashes like a phoenix and try to be stronger than before But we need help, we need guidance and where do people turn to for that Books B There are so many people who will spend hours trying to read a book about self discoverytrying to learnabout themselves and how to take control of their life There are so many times the world will love to see you crash and burn and never rise up again It is still unknown why the world does this but we humans learn to adapt and try and rise from the ashes like a phoenix and try to be stronger than before But we need help, we need guidance and where do people turn to for that Books Books have always held the true knowledge one person needs to make it through this crummy hateful world So they come into a library and check out every book about improving oneself and sometimes these books will go on for days talking about nothing, then something, then back to nothing at all Most of the time you have no idea what you just read and feel evendown for you think you are too dumb to understand the information Don t feel too bad Most of those books are from doctors who have made in through the crummy world and thinks they are better than you So they fill up their books with weird jargon they know you will never understand but if the author has a MD or other letters at the end of their name people will assume they know what they are talking about and buy the book.I ve got some news for youyou are wasting your time Oh sure, there might be a good book here or there from a doctor that went through some tough times but they still make it hard for you to understand Try reading books by PEOPLE that went through the same situation, has the same financial situation as you do and is an actual human being, not someone who might or might not be true And who better than to hear encouraging words than Portia Nelson You remember Portia Nelson, right She was the tall Nun in The Sound of Music who didn t like Maria at all, but then helped Maria and her family escape at the end Well, she wrote this book called There s a Hole in My Sidewalk Interesting title don t you think Well, here is the rest of the story Chapter OneI 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.Chapter TwoI walk down the same streetThere is a deep hole in the sidewalkI pretend I don t see itI fall in again.I can t believe I am in this same place.But, it wasn t my faultIt still takes a long time to get out.Chapter ThreeI walk down the same streetThere is a deep hole in the sidewalkI see it is thereI still fall in.it s a habitbut,my eyes are openI know where I amIt is MY faultI get out immediatelyChapter FourI walk down the same streetThere is a deep hole in the sidewalkI walk around itChapter FiveI walk down another street Make sense Of course it does You keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result, all you going to do is fall in the hole and mostly likely it s the same hole that you just dug yourself out of Sometimes it s a habit that is hard to break and you just keep falling in The last two chapters are talking about how to see the trouble ahead, identifying the trouble before it happens and figure out that hey, there is actually a different option to take.like walk down another street.Throughout the book Portia wrote poems about finding things out about yourself that you never thought of before Since most people can relate to poems, that is the format that she used in this book Let me tell you, there are so many things I found out in me that I never knew existed if it was for this book She makes it so easy to understand, and she doesn t use words that you have to look up in the dictionary She talks to you in the language that we all understand and she uses words that make you think twice of the meaning Once you do, you will finally have that a ha moment This book needslove There are some true words of wisdom in here, from a woman who has been around I think i got it when i was 15 I took it everywhere with me It s been through everything with me If it ever turned into a person, it would know my deepest secrets I have lovingly worn the crap out of it to the point where it barely has a cover now and it s abused with highlighting and pen everywhere I would always write down my responses to what she said lol As if she was there listenin This book needslove There are some true words of wisdom in here, from a woman who has been around I think i got it when i was 15 I took it everywhere with me It s been through everything with me If it ever turned into a person, it would know my deepest secrets I have lovingly worn the crap out of it to the point where it barely has a cover now and it s abused with highlighting and pen everywhere I would always write down my responses to what she said lol As if she was there listening to them I loved that thing to it s literal death I learned so much from it and i recommend everyone show their pre teen or teenager this book Truly, do it for the children The author skillfully express self awareness in delicate but direct terms Simple to read, can be taken in short segments This book doesn t tell you what to do, but rather make you think about who you are. I really don t know why this book has such great reviews and is considered a wonderful self help book The best part of the book is Autobiography in Five Short Chapters , which I indeed like a lot The rest of he book is poorly written and edited with silly thoughts printed on paper There were a couple of well written pieces that had some substance but most of it was not very insightful. I was given this book years ago and read excerpts, but just picked it up again to read it through.What a delightful, funny, realistic read I found my self saying over and over, That s exactly what I feel , Ha I thought that too All should read it to help them understand themselves, their relationships and restore their sanity This was a great book full of poems that show how one can lead to self discovery It is full of practical advice, especially in terms of relationships and how one can lose themselves in the mist of one and then how to discover yourself after and during This is a great book that shows how life really works. I adore this book Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters the poem has meant a lot to me over the years I just learned about the book recently So much of it resonates with me but from a different perspective of self discovery I am astoundedat how long it takesto discoverfor the first time,the things I have learnedover and over againall my life. This is a short, quick book to read but has a wealth of wisdom to reflect on I will be rereading it from time to time because it is the kind of book that will always have something new because you will always read it from a different mindset and the words will be fresh for a new state of mind. Amazing book of quotesI could relate to each one of them intimately as if the author was talking to me about my own lifea must read for every seeker.

There's a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of
  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • There's a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery
  • Portia Nelson
  • English
  • 15 May 2018
  • 0941831876