Tabula rasa is Latin for “blank slate” or more literally “erased slate” and refers back to Roman times when a tablet, slate or wax, could be wiped clean or re-melted, to begin anew.

I’m always invigorated by new beginnings, fresh starts and renewals. While the New Year is a traditional time for resolutions, every day, every morning, every moment is an opportunity to release the past and start fresh. My birthday is on the 11th; I often use the 11th of each month as an “accountability checkpoint”, a mile marker. How am I doing? Am I moving forward? Or am I sacrificing the gift? (“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice your gift.” – Steve Prefontaine).

You can push “Reset” any time you want. Each moment of every day is a blank slate, a “tabula rasa”, waiting for you. What story will you write?

 Closing Quotes:

You are not responsible for the programming you picked up in childhood. However, as an adult, you are one hundred percent responsible for fixing it.” – Ken Keyes, Jr, 1921 – 1995

“Every day is a chance to begin again. Don’t focus on the failures of yesterday, start today with positive thoughts and expectations.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Walking through the gate of change takes but a moment. Getting ready to walk through the gate? That’s your choice.” – NSC

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” – Meister Eckhart

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier