An Autobiography in Five Chapters

An Autobiography in Five Chapters

by Nyoshul Khenpo

 

(beautiful piece sent to me by My Aunty for the new year)

 

 

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 forever 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 believe 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.

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 around it.

 

 

5) I walk down another street.

 

Taken from โ€œThe Tibetan Book of Living and Dying,โ€ by Sogyal Rinpoche.

 

If we donโ€™t recognise the repetitive nature of our lives we might learn much by experiencing ourselves within these words.

 

 

Fantastic message for starting a new with a new outlook!

 

 

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