Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tabula rasa

Slow in-breath, slower This is what the thought of tabula rasa does to me. Tabula rasa is a latin term which means something existing in its original pristine state, usually referring to a mental state. Isn't that refreshing? The thought of tabula rasa relaxes me. I can go there, to a place where I can begin again.

A few days ago I woke up and decided that I had enough in my mind. There were things that bothered me, things that worried me, things that hurt me and things I was afraid of all swirling around in my head. There were people in there, decisions I made, disappointment, and the anxiety of things I want to do. As though they were magic words, I whispered tabula rasa.

I left the house approaching the day with curiosity, leaving my story behind, an empty page. With no expectations, I stayed open to direction, to others, to what the day brought. I asked for nothing, yet I got everything. The emptiness I decided on early in the morning allowed me to perceive things differently, to see things  and people more honestly–without an agenda–and to write a new story for myself.

Today is a good day to wipe your slate clean and begin anew by releasing your mental binds. Today, every decision can be new, every thought can be different. Today, we can begin again.

Tabula Rasa
©2013 The Soulcerer's Apprentice

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