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Its a habit - motivation

 

Do you every so often have the affection that you're administration into the same obstacles over and over again? Many of my conflicts have the same feel to them, like "Hey, I think I've been here before," but I can't appear out how I wound up in the same place. The condition is different, but the conflict feels the same.

I first read this poem in "The Tibetan Book of Breathing and Dying" by Sogyal Rinpoche. When I "Googled" it, I found fourteen pages of links. It's evidently a darling with many people; I know it speaks volumes to me.

"Autobiography in Five Chapters"
1) I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I fall in.
I am lost . . . I am hopeless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes ceaselessly to find a way out.

2) 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 have faith in I'm in the same place.
But it isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

3) 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.

4) I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I walk about it

5) I walk down a different street.

Does this feel familiar? I am ready to learn that lesson! I'm sure that I've changed. I can see that hole appearance a mile away. This time it will be different. I still end up declining in. Tired, sad and angry, I drag for myself up once again. What was I believed to learn here? I accepted wisdom I erudite that the last time.

Some conflicts seem to take years to unravel, but if we stay tuned, and our aim is to look with curiosity and awareness, we will find the jiffy when we can step about the hole.

As I write, assessment about a current stumble of my own, I am smiling a bit. From a distance, I watch for myself drop into the hole - one I know well - and it's kind of funny. And perchance that is the way out - to laugh more often, to "love our mistakes," as my ally says. I've heard it said that in the long run we will laugh at all our mistakes - the trick is to laugh sooner. When I can laugh as I climb out of the hole, I'm on my way to conclusion the route about it, or advance yet, that alternative street.

© 2005 Judy Ringer, Power & Apparition Training

About the Author: Judy Ringer is Creator of Power & Apparition Training, specializing in exclusive workshops on conflict, communication, and creating a more affirmative work environment. Judy is also a black belt in aikido, and is copy her first book on the association concerning aikido, conflict, and active a more decided life. To sign up for more free tips and articles like these, visit http://www. JudyRinger. com

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