Thursday, June 16, 2011

LIfe in Five Chapters by 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 helpless.
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 the 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 is 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.


  1. I believe that most women have been through this cycle but the blame not always lies with the man or relationship or situation. Sometimes taking responsibility and the admittance that the woman is at fault also can be a revelation.

  2. When we go into situations where our eyes are closed, we become blinded and helpless. When we allow ourselves to stay in those situations with one eye opened and one eye closed, we pretend not to see what is going on around us and in our world, and thats when we start to play the blame game, we begin to blame others for our mishaps. After a while because we've become so content in our situation, it now becomes a part of us and forms a habit of being fine with our situation and we realize it's not the world's fault, somehow God has finally opened our eyes to see the situation for what it really is. We now become mature and able to to take on ownership of our situation. We finally realize that God was always there but chose to take our own path and direction into hell. But thanks be to God that He loves us in spite of, that He allows us to go through similar situations with our eyes stayed on Him that the results are to glorify and magnify Him!....<3ing this truly!...thanks ladies!