What Hole Are You In?



“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”

How many times have you seen both for yourself and others that we seem to be playing the same lesson over and over – the same experiences that we don’t want, keep popping up? We have all had times we consider to be hard, when we feel life is out to get us for some reason. We may even become a victim and feel that life isn’t fair, that we are the only one in this world that is being treated so poorly. I think we wouldn’t be human if we have not felt that at some point in our life.

Unfortunately when we’re ‘in it,’ we get caught up in the ‘story.’ In hindsight we are able to look back and see the valuable lesson we have learnt that will help us out in the future. Although it can be hard when faced with these situations, I now know that even though I may not see the lesson right now, it will become obvious at some stage. Letting go of the need to know right now will create a more open flow of awareness, and allow us to be more able to ‘see’ the lessons we have been refusing unconsciously to acknowledge.  I will leave you with a poem by Portia Nelson.

“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.

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 me a long time to get out.

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.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault. I get out immediately.

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

I walk down another street.”

Enjoy learning to walk down another street!

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