It’s a Habit!

Do you have the sensation that you’re running into the same challenges over and over again? Much of my conflicts have the same feel to them, like “Hey, I believe I’ve been here before,” yet I can not find out how I end up in the very same area. The circumstance is various, but the dispute really feels the same. Do you know the reason? It’s a habit, actually!

I first read this rhyme in “The Tibetan Book of Dying and living” by Sogyal Rinpoche. When I “Googled” it, I found fourteen pages of links. It’s plainly a favorite with lots of people; I know it talks quantities to me.

” Autobiography in Five Chapters”

1) I stroll down the street.

There is a deep hole in the pathway.

I fall in, shed … I am hopeless.

It isn’t my fault.

It takes for life to discover a way out.

2) I stroll down the same street.

There is a deep opening in the sidewalk.

I act I don’t see it, fall in once again.

However, I can not believe I’m in the same place.

But it isn’t my fault because it’s a habit.

It still takes a long time to venture out.

a habit

3) I walk down the very same road.

There is a deep hole in the pathway.

I see it is there.

I still fall in, however, it’s a habit.

My eyes are open.

I understand where I am.

It is my fault.

I venture out immediately.

4) I walk down the same street.

There is a deep opening in the sidewalk.

I walk it.

5) I stroll down one more road.

Does this feel acquainted? I can see that opening coming a mile away, assuming that I learned it the last time. I learned about that it’s a habit.

Some conflicts appear to take years to unwind, but if we stay tuned, and our function is to look with inquisitiveness and understanding, we will discover the moment when we can step around the hole.

As I create, thinking about a current stumble of my very own, I am grinning a little bit. From a range, I watch myself drop right into the hole – one I understand well – and also, it’s funny. And also maybe that is the escape – to laugh more frequently, to “enjoy our errors,” as my friend claims. I’ve heard it said that we would laugh at all our errors at some point – the technique is to laugh quicker.

When I can laugh as I climb up out of the hole, I’m on my way to locating the course around it, or better yet, that alternate road.

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