Monday, April 01, 2013

mindful monday

 image courtesy of 7000 magazine

after months of writing, researching, and practicing, last night i launched my latest e-course, mindfulness: tranquility within. a big merci beaucoup for those of you who pre-ordered it and i hope you receive heaps of value, insights, and inspiration from it. it's a labor of love filled with original podcasts and videos by moi coupled with oodles from mindfulness experts. and i'm not exaggerating when i share that i truly believe mindfulness is the key to happiness, health, and tranquility. i hope you, too, are becoming enamored with the practice. bisous.

this poem, an autobiography in five short chapters by portia nelson, is such a great reminder about our tendency to repeat habitual ways of behaving and thinking. in chapter five, the author figures it out: do. things. differently.

Chapter One
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 Two
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 Three
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.
Chapter Four
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.
Chapter Five
I walk down another street.

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2 comments:

sarahspiegelhoff said...

Kimberly, I've used this poem in counseling sessions. Very therapeutic!

kimberly wilson said...

sarah, it is so insightful, eh? x