Autobiography in Five Short Chapters Portia Nelson 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 my way out. | 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'm in the same place, but it isn't my fault. It still takes a long time to get out. | III. I walk down the same street. There is a hole in the sidewalk. I see it there. I still fall in....it's a habit. My eyes are open. I know where I am. It's my fault. I get out immediately. | IV. I walk down the same street. There is a hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it. V. I walk down another street. I'm to read this at least 3x daily ~ we're working my getting some distance & boundaries from the emotional turmoil surrounding me at this time. therapist told me I've walked down this street so many times & have attempted to avoid that hole but to no avail. I thought I'd share it with you if it helps, otherwise "nevermind".