"I walk down another street."
Fall into enough holes and you become "Whole."
|Chapter Five is a
new day. Finally, you change streets. You change your inner dialogue and behavior so
completely that the old pattern no longer occurs. Once on the new street, you must be
careful because, unfortunately, this street will have its own holes. It will have holes
that you have never seen before. But you now know the rules about the "holes" in
the sidewalk. The first time that you encounter one you should ask, "How am I
responsible?" It may be that you are not responsible, but the sooner you ask this
question, the sooner you can take charge of your life.
This process is like a spiral that leads us upward towards psychological and spiritual wholeness. The sidewalks of life do not go in a straight line. They may not be flat. They may be like a trail that winds round and round a mountain until it reaches the top. Each time you break out of an old pattern of thinking and living, you begin a new switchback that leads you ever upwards to the fundamental goal of life.
Fall into enough of the holes in the sidewalks of life and you may become whole. Through the lessons of the holes of life, you approach wholeness. Becoming whole means striving to be all that you can be. All potentialities are explored. You know what you do, and why you do it. Choices are made, and you are responsible for these choices. The holes in the sidewalk are actually invitations to grow. Are you open to the invitation?
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