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 “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying,” by Sogyal Rinpoche.

 

If we don’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!

 

 

About Emma Lovell

My name is Emma and I'm a busy gal. Owner and Director of Lovelly Communications, I specialise in marketing and social media promotions. I also run a business called Lovelly Pet Sitters, we care for pets as if they are our own. Somehow, I also find plenty of time to travel! Blessed to run businesses that give me the freedom to follow my true passion, travel! I'm happiest when I'm having new experiences. Whether it's a new cafe down the road, a bucket list item like Everest Base Camp or seeing friends in another city, I truly love travelling! So please join me in my many adventures across my many sites. And please do contact me for information on any of the above! View all posts by Emma Lovell

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