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?
“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